How many atomic bombs were made?
- In WW2, four are documented: Gadget, Little Boy, Fat Man, and an unnamed one that didn't get used. Design yields all about 20 kilotons. Time span: 2 months.
- Total, well over 200,000 on all sides including retired devices whose materials were remanufactured into newer generations of bombs. Design yields from 10 tons to 100 megatons. Time span: 5 decades.
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The US, in cooperation with Canada and Great Britain, developed the first atomic bomb.
Three, one that was tested in the US, one was deployed at Hiroshimaand the third at Nagasaki. Bombs were under construction, but nofurther weapons were ready for use by the su…rrender date. A fourth bomb was made by Los Alamos before Japan agreed tosurrender , but did not arrive in San Francisco to be flownacross the Pacific until August 18, four days after the Japaneseagreed to surrender (but before the formal signing of the agreementwhich happened in September). This is confirmed by declassifieddocuments obtained by Chuck Hansen via FOIA requests and summarizedin his work Swords of Armageddon . As 3 more bombs were scheduled for production and delivery inSeptember (ibid.) it is almost certain that Los Alamoscompleted the first of these 3 within a few days before or afterthe formal signing. However documents on the completion date ofthis bomb have not been released. If they did complete this bombprior to the signing, this would make five in total werebuilt during WW2. The next definite data in Swords of Armageddon gives bombproduction up to the end of the 1946 Operation Crossroads: totalbombs built 9, total bombs detonated 5, bombs remaining instockpile 4. Note: bombs of this era when built were notassembled . for example a MK-III Fatman came in two cratesof parts and took 3 days of final assembly in the field before use.
No one really knows for sure because some of the countries and even the US do not give accurate statistics on how many nuclear weapons we have in our stockpile. My guess would… be over 10,000 throughout the world. Enough to destroy mankind in a few hours.
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None, nobody had either the material or infrastructure to do so.
its over nine thousand
At this time (2012) neither the US or Russia makes any. Other countries may be making small numbers.
There was no fixed deadline.
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, Fa…t Man; dropped by the B-29 Bockscar on Nagasaki . MK-III, unnamed; arrived in San Francisco on August 18, returned to Los Alamos The US had production plans to make 20 more in 1945 if Japan had refused to surrender: . 3 MK-III in September . 3 MK-III in October . 7 MK-III mod 1 in November . 7 MK-III mod 1 in December
In World War 2
You must be thinking of Oppenheimer. He did not personally make the bomb by himself. Thousands of workers were needed to create and build the three atomic bombs during World W…ar 2. They were developed in the Manhattan Project in several places around the US but the primary place was in New Mexico.
In Japan in WW2
In Japan in WW2
In Atomic Bombs
So you could level more than one city and pose a larger threat
In US Military
A total of more than 70,000 nuclear weapons of various typeswere made, many of these were recycled to make newer models. At the peak of the cold war the US nuclear stockpile… had 10,000high yield strategic nuclear weapons and 40,000 medium and lowyield tactical nuclear weapons.