Amount of people used to build the atomic bomb?
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to end world war 2 bot they were morons
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The US wanted to develop a weapon before the Germans did, and fortunately had the scientists and resources to build one. Many key individuals came from European countries impa…cted by the war. In 1939, just before World War II, physicists including Albert Einstein had written a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt about the possibilities of a "bomb" releasing fission energy from a critical mass of uranium. After the war broke out, FDR became concerned about the possibility that Germany could develop such a bomb, and in 1941 created the OSRD (Office of Scientific Research and Development) to investigate further. By 1942, the far-flung efforts were placed under the military command known collectively as the Manhattan Project.
It was decided to build them to protect against Germany building and using them. It was decided to use them on Japan to end the war ASAP and save lives.
because they felt like it and i think something abut pearl harbor and the Japanese and wanted to end it it all and what not, by Isaiah Patterson
Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, used 64.1 kgs of enriched uranium.
WWII was a very difficult time; Americans and Australian's were badly mistreated, used as slaves (having to build the 'Death Railway' which the Japanese needed to transport su…pplies is a good example) and Stalags were not places that you could feel safe from being away from the Russian Front. Infact, they were probably just as bad as each other. WWII ran from 1939-1945, started by Hitler's need for more land for Germany. Hitler became the fÃ¼hrer (Meaning leader) on August 2 1934. Of course WWII was a very complicated war, so explaining everything in detail would take too long to write. Therefore, we have posted a web address with a very good timeline and a short summary of key events below. New weapons were constanly being made, which led to the invention of the atomic bomb in 1945. The atomic bomb by the name of 'Little Boy' hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6 1945. An enormous cloud rose into the air about 9,900 metres high. 70,00 people died, 70,00 people were seriously injured and thousands more were efected in the years afterwards. Japan surrendered a couple of days later, officially ending the war. The atomic bomb was extremely powerful, so this was why it was used. It was also used because it was something the world had never seen before, therefore, it was the perfect weapon to decrease morale (spirit and hope) leading to Japan's surrender.
Materials Needed Materials needed to make an atomic bomb are: fissionable material (Plutonium239 isotope) explosive to start the nuclear chain reaction (TNT, Gelignit…e or semtex) detonator pusher (made from aluminium, beryllium)
Making the bombshell was easy, but the challenge was getting the right type of fissionable material, which was uranium and plutonium. Another big one was on how to trigger the… chain reaction in time so it will not pulverize itself if it fissions too slow, nor blow up the bomb plane carrying it in midair if the fission chain is too fast.
Unsure of your term "inputs". To construct a nuclear weapon, it requires a source of scarce fissionable materials, such as Uranium 235, or Plutonium. It requires the ability t…o perform precision machining of these VERY difficult to work with materials. It requires the use of precisely shaped high explosives of assorted types, the use of extremely high precision electronic timing equipment used to detonate the high explosive trigger, and a source of metals for a neutron donor ( such as beryllium) and the ability to machine that. Along the way, it is good not to die from handling and machining the metals. You also need a way to deliver a very heavy package- the original atomic bombs weighed 9000 to 10,000 lbs.
The Manhattan Project
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The code name was The Manhattan Project.
In Japan in WW2
Had we not developed the atom bomb, someone else would have. It's only natural for mankind to exploit our technology, and we were way ahead of the rest of the world. The atom …bomb saved maybe a million lives in the Pacific War. Had it not been used there, it would have been used later by us, or the Soviet Union, or the French. The use of it in Japan, due to it's horror, has been the biggest deterrent of use of atomic, or nuclear (hydrogen)weapons since. By ...............
In Japan in WW2
Nuclear weapons in the US are all refurbished at PANTEX just east of Amarillo, TX. No new nuclear weapons are built at this time by the US.
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The allieds (US, UK and Canada) called the project to make theAtomic Bomb was called the manhattan projecty. It started on 13thAugust 1942 and was abaloished in August 15th 19…47.
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