That makes perfect sense. I have no doubt the Marine was fully capable of either option. I do suspect that the aft launchers were the location the specials if they were to be carried, since it was a more secure location. Those old warheads could potentially detonate when dropped, I can see that. It is documented that a little boy subassembly was inserted after take off on the Enola Gay - for good reason. According to public information the US has no gun Assembly types in its inventory and hasn't for a long time. I would love to spend a day at that museum.