A nuclear turtle refers to a nuclear turd that won't quite launch. The missile is armed, the silo doors are open, but instead of launching, the head of the nuclear turd peeks out, much like a turtle in its shell. At this point, the nuclear turd has morphed into a nuclear turtle.
The silo doors are open, but my nuclear turd
won't launch, looks like I've got a nuclear turtle.
I've been waiting on this nuclear turd
for half an hour, I guess its now officially a nuclear turtle.