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- Common traits:
- Special traits:
- Blast radius (2 tiles)
- Nuclear Fallout
- Evasion (50)
The Nuclear Missile is an upgraded, more powerful Atomic Bomb, and the ultimate weapon of the warmonger. The Nuclear warhead is delivered with the more advanced Guided Missile, which makes it almost impossible to stop (short of destroying the unit that carries it before it is launched). It must be stationed in any city you own or aboard a Nuclear submarine or missile cruiser. With a range of "12", a Nuclear Missile will damage heavily cities and destroy all units (enemies or friends!) within its blast radius of 2 tiles. It is automatically destroyed when it attacks. See the rules on Nuclear Weapons for more details.
The nuclear attack, as usual, produces a deadly Fallout in the blast radius, which makes the land unusable, until scrubbed clean by a Worker.
Unlike Atomic Bombs, Nuclear Missiles will completely erase a city if its population is too low (3 or lower). Capital cities cannot be destroyed in this way.