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 03-02-2006, 07:42 AM #1 salimander13 Teach me, I'm learning     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: southern cali Posts: 1,072 nuclear bombs 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. __________________
03-02-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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 Originally Posted by salimander13 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.

Try to be more clear with your question...
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 03-02-2006, 07:51 AM #3 pik_d CF not-so-Freak     Join Date: May 2005 Location: Eastern USA Posts: 802 are you talking about the one's dropped on japan in WWII? this 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... __________________ -two great sources to combat ignorance- google wikipedia
03-02-2006, 07:56 AM   #4
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 Originally Posted by pik_d are you talking about the one's dropped on japan in WWII? this 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...

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 03-02-2006, 08:24 AM #5 GreekWarrior CF Extraordinaire     Join Date: Jul 2004 Location: "Down-under" Posts: 2,369 E = mc^2 __________________
 03-02-2006, 12:43 PM #6 Cliffy CF Loafer     Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: NE Hampshire, England, UK Posts: 8,442 Carefull, ChrisK will come in in a minute and tell us all how they're made lol __________________ Please click here for the rules prior to posting, and here to introduce yourself! Artwork courtesy of Gregg, aka Voda48
03-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Cliffy Carefull, ChrisK will come in in a minute and tell us all how they're made lol
Jeez Cliffy, you know everything

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:

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

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03-02-2006, 06:37 PM   #8
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 Originally Posted by Mathew 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...

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.

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 are you talking about the one's dropped on japan in WWII? this 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...

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
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