Bombs and Explosive Materials

Parent Category: Military Equipment
Bombs are explosive weapons that are detonated by a timing mechanism or other means to release a destructive material. Explosive materials, or simply explosives, are substances containing huge amounts of stored energy that produce explosion.

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Very few atomic bombs are actually designed to explode on theground, usually they explode at a significant altitude to spreadthe damage out as far as possible. Those that do explode on the ground come in three types: . contact burst - explodes on contact to destroy hardened surfacetargets ....
According to the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the population in Japan in October 1940 was estimated to be 73,114,308; in November 1945 the population was estimated at 71,998,104. Japan was visibly a thriving country that was hit very hard by the bombing.
absolutely & unquestionably if you want reasons, thats a different question
At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being...
Four were completed prior to Japan's surrender: . MK-III, Gadget; tested at Trinity site in NM . MK-I, Little Boy; dropped by the B-29 Enola Gay on Hiroshima . MK-III, Fat Man; dropped by the B-29 Bockscar on Nagasaki . MK-III, unnamed; arrived in San Francisco on August 18, returned to Los Alamos...
It was originally invented as a more efficient method of transmuting elements for scientific experiments.
To create a quick end to World War II.
The main (and the most publicly announced) reason was to induce Japan to surrender, so that the US would not have to lose more lives in an invasion. There were other major considerations, as well: -- Avoiding the destruction of Japan : the Japanese had already suffered thousands of deaths from US...
They impacted the war by making the Japanese surrender almost immediately after they were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
A supercritical mass of fissile material rapidly assembled with explosives, then triggered by a carefully timed pulse of neutrons from a neutron source. That's about as simple and general as it gets.
Einstein was a pacifist and thus against all war. But he was also wise enough to see the horrible consequences to civilization should the Nazis build and use nuclear weapons! Thus when approached by Leo Silard with a letter to FDR recommending research on the bomb, he willingly signed it. Thus...
If Hirohito had decided that regardless of what happened, the Japanese would never surrender, it could have been decades before we brought Japan to heel, and the country would have been destroyed. The Japanese people were unimpressed by the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: more had died in...
No. Atomic bombardment was act of intimidation and new weapon test. Both Japan cities were civilian without any military infrastructure. By the way many Japan pupils think that bombs were Russian! The only real and ready-to-fight 1 million Japan Quantun Army based in Manjuria was destroyed by Red...
Harry Truman authorized the use of atomic bombs against Japan.
The place where they gave the atom bomb was where their planes were.
No one has used it recently.
No they had an opening hatch that opened by a lever which released the atomic bomb. So there was no need for people to push it off, but if there was no opening then there would have been a possibility.
It started with the Soviets setting up launch bases, in Cuba, that could hold Inter-Mediate Ballistic Missiles (IRBM). After a lot of laws and failed missions, the Soviets decided that they will remove the missiles from Cuba, if the US would remove the missiles from Turkey, and around Europe.
The military project to develop the US atomic bomb was the Manhattan Project . It included the first successful fission chain reaction in December, 1942, and culminated in the first atomic test explosion at Alamagordo, NM on July 16, 1945. Two bombs built under the project were dropped on the...
Ash, cinders and bombs only come from explosive eruptions because quiet eruptions really only spew thin lava, not thick and sticky lava like explosive ones. The thick lava can get caught inside the pipe leading to the vent, which can cause more and more pressure to build up. When the volcano's side...
The Hiroshima fireball was 370 meters (1,200 ft) in diameter, witha surface temperature of 6,000 °C (10,830 °F)
The United States, Russia, China, Britain, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and, although they never admit it, in all probability, Israel. Michael Montagne
You can't really get a lot of the Bullet bills in Mario Kart, even if you are at the back end of the race, but if you want them, you'll generally have to be in the last 4 places.
Trinity test happened on the morning of July 16, 1945 just before dawn.
I am a survivor of atomic testing in 1954 in the southwest United States. I was born on Aug 18, 1954 in Downey, California and according to my mother(deceased), I was born with a tan and platinum hair and burns from the waste to the knees and had to be treated with Vaseline and baby powder for an...
Well, the official answer to this was that Truman figured, and probably rightly, that the Japanese would defend their homeland to the last living body and take as many Americans as they could with them. So, if he could get the Japanese to surrender based on the power of the A-Bomb (and he could...
See atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Answer . The United States did not go to war over the atomic bomb. We used it to end a war. During WWII there was a race to build the bomb, originally it was going to be used on Germany but Germany fell. Japan however continued to fight on with tenacity Japan showed no signs of wanting to...
At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being...
Little Boy, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, used 64.1 kgs of enriched uranium.
6th of August, 1945 was the date when the atomic bomb hit Hiroshima.
where licensed explosives are stored in a locker or similar container
The United States Of America used 2 Atomic bombs on Japan in 1945 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
End the war - motivate Japan to surrender . Prevent the invasion of Japan . Save millions of Russian, American and Japanese lives. . Prevent the Soviet Union Red Army from invading the mainland of Japan. . To Win the war.
Often these terms are used interchangeably to describe "nuclear weapons" since an atomic bomb derives it's energy from a nuclear chain reaction. What you may be referring to is that the original test and subsequent bombs dropped on Japan during WWII were fission bombs with the Trinity test bomb and...
No- some have a heavy hardened steel cap or casing to penetrate through concrete or earth.
Answer . The use of atomic bombs in WW2 was neither good nor evil. It was the expedient yet proper way to bring the war to an end. The civilian death toll on Okinawa combined with the military losses on both sides makes it clear that a mainland invasion would have killed millions.
It is either fissionable uranium or plutonium, but you cannot obtain the fissionable isotopes of both unless you are the government.
Certainly not.
Nobody. It was Leo Szilard , a Hungarian who had invented the Atomic Bomb in 1933 while living in London that wrote a letter to FDR about the risk if the Nazis built the atomic bomb first, then had Einstein sign it. The Szilard-Einstein letter eventually started the Manhattan Project.
Missiles were sent to Cuba from the USSR to make fear for the US, but never to actually fire the missiles.
Absolutely, their spies had given them the full plans prior to the Trinity test in July.
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\nYes.\nLand invasion would take MUCH more casualties from both sides and it was nessesary to show USSSR that they wont be able to continue their expansion.
Many people believe that Einstein's theories led to the creation of the atomic bomb, or that he even went as far as creating the atomic bomb, (believe me I've heard people say that!) The truth however, is that he barely had anything to do with the creation of the atomic bomb. During World War II,...
the V1: The V1 flying bomb also know as the doodle bug, buzz bomb and V1 rocket, was a missile driven by a pulse jet engine was used by the Germans in world war 2 to bomb England to get ready for the invasion of Britain (operation sea lion) which later was called off, it used a gyroscope...
The bomb was not made in 1939. It was made in 1945 at the end of WW2. Oppenheimer did not make the bomb, a very large group of scientists and technicians made the bomb. Oppenheimer was the civilian head of the group. That is analogous to saying that a single person invented the rocket that took men...
The US, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, and Pakistan are known to have thermonuclear weapons ("hydrogen bombs"). North Korea has tested fission cores powerful enough to initiate a deuterium-tritium fusion reaction, and it's believed (though it's not known with certainty) that they...
During WWII, there was a secret project called the Manhattan Project whose goal was to develop an atomic bomb. The only person who knew about the existence of these atomic bombs were President Roosevelt (who hadn't even told VP Harry Truman about them). When Rooselvelt suffered a stroke and died on...
The 1st atomic bomb codenamed the "Gadget" was exploded on July 16, 1945 SW of Socorro, New Mexico. It was an implosion type bomb using Plutonium 239 . It was a test of nuclear bombs codenamed the "Trinity" test. The 2nd atomic bomb codenamed "Little Boy" was exploded on August 6th, 1945 over...
ummm really bad. due to the fireball explosion and the extreme radiation people disenigrated into what is basically carbon and so did everything else. it depended what radius you were from the bomb. if you were really many miles away you may have just been shaken, but very close were intense winds...
No, many other actions could have been taken instead of taking such dramatic extremes.
The scientist in charge of the Manhattan Project in World War II was J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967). The scientists who assisted, designed, built, or tested the first bombs included Robert Bacher, Kenneth Bainbridge, Hans Bethe, Enrico Fermi, George Kistianowsky, Seth Neddermeyer, Rudolph Peierls...
It depends on the efficiency. America makes it with just 6kg ,while other need more\n
The Soviet Union (USSR) attempted to do so but did not.
1949, it was a clone of the US Fatman design based on stolen plans.
The B-29s Enola Gay & Bockscar .
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, through her brother, David Greenglass. During much of the Cold War the Rosenbergs were a cause celebre, many doubting their guilt. When the Soviet Union disintegrated the archives of the KGB revealed that they had in fact done it, and were guilty as sin.
Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg were American communists who were executed in 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage. The charges related to passing information about the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. (Wikipedia) . For the source and more detailed information concerning your...
The M203 can fire both star clusters and parachute flares, those being the only "illumination grenades" I'm aware of. Star clusters are used for signaling, not illumination. Parachute flares are a relic of the days when night vision technology was both uncommon and undeveloped, and they were...
Long Term effects due to radiation Massive Damage to buildings Radioactive area where the bomb exploded
Supporters of each country would claim their own were. Let us hope it is never put to the test
The Japanese government wanted to surrender; its leaders, military as well as civilian, rationally understood that the war was lost. But they had a determined attachment to the emperor. Japan would have surrendered, very possibly as early as June 1945, had its ruling establishment received...
The first atomic bomb used against mankind was dropped over Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945. It's code name was little boy and it used Uranium as fuel. The second bomb was dropped over Nagasaki, Japan on august 9, 1495. It,s code name was fat man and it used Plutonium as fuel.
Albert Einstein had almost nothing to do with creating atomic bombs, and he opposed using it.. The Manhattan Project had over 50,000 people employed in the task.
They were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
War Games Missile Computerization . Human operators were proven to be unreliable. In tests, 22% of the human missile silo officers either froze up or refused to launch when they believed that they might possibly kill 20 million people with a flick of a switch.
At the end of World War II, few questioned Truman's decision to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Most Americans accepted the obvious reasoning: the atomic bombings brought the war to a more timely end. They did not have a problem with over one hundred thousand of the enemy being...
The (CA-35) USS Indianapolis took the Atomic Bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian.
"Little Boy" was the codename of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Colonel Paul Tibbets of the 393d Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, of the United States Army Air Forces.
President Truman, as Roosevelt died before the war ended
The Little Boy , a MK-I uranium gun bomb exploded roughly 400 feet off the Aoii bridge (its intended AP) at an altitude of about 1500 feet above Hiroshima.
Do you mean missiles shipment to Cuba? Its the same as the USA today does with its missile installations on the Russian border. "For defense" ;-) It was because Cuba was attacked by airplanes and landing trops of US-led exile Cubans, i.e. the former Cuban dictator regime. Search for pig beach...
Guy Fawkes was going to TRY to bomb Parliament House, where the House of Lords met. The plot was discovered first, and Fawkes arrested.