|Roachbud - 2007-09-19 |
The only reason they made bombs this big was because they couldn't keep up with the USA's missle accuracy
Quite possible. "Our ICBM's can't hit shit, so we'll just fry half your state".
In Soviet Russia, bomb drops YOU!
Bombs this big are useless militarily.
This particular bomb was dropped from a specially modified bomber, and had the yield *reduced* so that the bomber crew would have a chance of escaping. It was way too huge for an ICBM.
The original design was about twice as powerful (~100 MT instead of 50.) Several of the stages were replaced with lead to limit the power of the bomb.
It was one mean motherfucker.
At the insistence of Andrei Sakharov, who was starting to have second thoughts about the whole thing, the bomb was built with a pusher/tamper made from (I believe) tungsten carbide instead of U-238. U-238 won't sustain a chain reaction but will fission given a high enough neutron flux; that was what reduced the yield to 50 MT.
|HURF BLURF DUH - 2007-09-19 |
I am become death etc.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2007-09-19 |
3rd degree burns 100km away :O
|kiint - 2007-09-19 |
Vashé zdorov'ye! :)
|Caminante Nocturno - 2007-09-19 |
|x - 2007-09-19 |
|shadyj - 2007-09-19 |
|Ersatz - 2007-09-19 |
We are fearing a Doomsday Device gap!
|Udderdude - 2007-09-19 |
Blew up real good.
|Konversekid - 2007-09-19 |
It is not that they are militarily useless, it is more that they are so disgustingly immoral.
|Jeff Fries - 2007-09-19 |
Close your eyes Marion, don't look at it.
|Evilhead - 2007-11-12 |
Created as much energy as 1% of the Sun. God. Damn.
|1394 - 2008-05-13 |
|Chalkdust - 2009-05-03 |
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