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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TBO, Jan 12, 2018.
Fat Man atomic bomb
The Manhattan Project coming to fruition...
I saw some declassified photos of the assembly area.
We were not just ready to build two weapons.
There were rows of tail fins and stacks of housings.
So you could customize your order, right?
I was in a museum of Atomic Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, years ago. Side trip during business at Oak Ridge. It was an older place, so It wasn't the one advertised today.
They had a mock up of the Atomic Shell for the Atomic Cannon, "Atomic Annie". The shell, not the Cannon.
It was 11 inches across and 55 inches long. weighed around 800 lbs.
What amazed me the most was that you could damn near conceal it in a grocery bag of the day.
Fun place. Scary to live there though.
"Fat Man"-words hurt.
Was expecting a photo of Slim Pickins...
Peace through superior firepower........
I have that on a sticker on my gun safe door
"I'll park any damn where I choose" Got a problem with that?
But you only get to drive it once
I DARE you to try and drive it through customs.
I DARE you....
TSA, probably. They are too busy questioning coeds who do a finger-gun salute.
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Actually I'd wish proper terminology was used for the weapons we've developed. The nuclear weapons folks use:
nuclear weapon, not atomic bomb
nuclear weapon, not hydrogen bomb, a "hydrogen bomb" is simply a two stage nuclear weapon
enhanced radiation weapon, not neutron bomb.
Not trying to pick on the OP, just clarification. Don
Atomic bangie thing.
Definition of atomic bomb
1: a bomb whose violent explosive power is due to the sudden release of energy resulting from the splitting of nuclei of a heavy chemical element (such as plutonium or uranium) by neutrons in a very rapid chain reaction— called also atom bomb
2: a nuclear weapon (such as a hydrogen bomb)
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In before Slim Pickens.
Atomic bomb would be proper when applied to the weapons used on Japan.
They were finned, gravity unguided dumb bombs that were fission weapons.
We no longer use such simple designs and all our weapons are hydrogen fusion. I suppose both types can be called nuclear.