King's Nuclear Weapons Fascinating Facts Information

KING'S NUCLEAR WEAPONS
FASCINATING FACTS

Since 1945 there have been more than 2,000 test nuclear explosions conducted throughout the world.

To date, 2005, the United States has approximately 10,350 warheads

Isreal, Pakistan, India and North Korea are not signatories to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Their warhead arsonel is as follows:


The bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945 was an atomic bomb which killed over 140,000 people, and had the power of 15-Kilotons. Atomic bombs use nuclear fission, or the splitting of an atom, to achieve an enormous explosion.

A common hydrogen bomb, which uses nuclear fusion, or the fusing of atoms, has the power of up to 10-Megatons. To achieve fusion, an atomic bomb is at the center of a common Hydrogen bomb, creating immense heat used to fuse the atoms.

All the explosions in World War II combined totalled 'only' 2-Megatons or just 20% of the power of just one common Hydrogen bomb.

A 10-Kiloton nuclear device has the power of 10,000 tons of TNT.
To haul that much explosives you would need a cargo train of 100 cars long!

However a nuclear bomb could easily fit into the back of a truck.


SIZES AND TYPES OF NOTABLE BOMBS:


EFFECTS OF BOMBS:

Suitcase Bomb; 0.1-Kiloton

Atomic Bomb; 15-Kiloton bomb.

Hydrogen Bomb; 300-Kilotons


NUCLEAR TIMELINE:

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Eerie Trinity fireball less than 1 second old.
Click on the picture to see more Trinity photos.

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kimberly.a.king@navy.mil
AZC(AW/NAC) Kimberly King
United States Navy