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ok I've always been facinated with the A-bomb or the Hydrogen bomb, but no matter how much I've searched I could only find places and videos of where they were dropped and how they went off. My question that has never been answered is how big is the A-bomb and the Hydrogen bomb. In like square miles prefferably. Or any distance so that I can calculate it out.
http://www.fountainoflight.net/uploads/bravo2.jpg

posted by  salimander13

Are you asking about blast radius or the bomb itself? And I'm sure it varies, no matter what we're talking about.

Try to be more clear with your question...

posted by  Mathew

are you talking about the one's dropped on japan in WWII? this (http://mothra.rerf.or.jp/ENG/A-bomb/History/Damages.html) may help a bit. i dunno... though total distruction can basicly range from a kilometer to about 5-10 times that. maybe more, not sure...

posted by  pik_d

Reading that made my skin hurt :ohcrap:

posted by  Mathew

E = mc^2 :thumbs:

posted by  GreekWarrior

Carefull, ChrisK will come in in a minute and tell us all how they're made lol

posted by  Cliffy

Jeez Cliffy, you know everything :laughing:

I can tell you how they're made, but the question was on size, so here's an idea on how big "Little Boy" was:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/littleboy.jpg

Here's a link on fat man, since it wasn't on that site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat_Man

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/chris_knows/fatman.jpg

posted by  chris_knows

well I was going for the 2 things the blast radius and the fallout distance, I know that the fallout can be rediculously huge on a windy day.




nah just average A-bombs and hydrogen bombs. The one dropped in japan was very small compared to ones that were produced and tested. This may come as unthoughtful or non caring, but I thought it was a facinating read

posted by  salimander13

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