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Old 03-02-2006, 07:42 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:50 AM   #2
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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.

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...
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Old 03-02-2006, 07:51 AM   #3
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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...
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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...

Reading that made my skin hurt
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Carefull, ChrisK will come in in a minute and tell us all how they're made lol
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Old 03-02-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
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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:
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:37 PM   #8
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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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