How much did it cost to build the atomic bombs that landed in Japan?
The cost to completely develop the nuclear weapon from the beginning of the war until 1945 cost America $20 billion. This includes the money they needed for research, materials, plants, and people. The bombs themselves cost $5 billion each, essentially making them the most expensive bombs to ever be dropped. Citation: Hewlett, Richard and Oscar Anderson. The New World: A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission Vol. 1 1939-46. (Oak Ridge, Tennessee: USAEC Technical Information Center, 1972), pages 723-724.
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The Manhattan Project cost 2 billion dollars, this includes thecost of the two bombs used as well as the test bomb. This would beabout 23 billion US dollars today. The develop…ment and productionof the delivery device (the B-29) cost more than the ManhattanProject. The vast majority of that 2 billion was spent building newinfrastructure (enrichment plants, production reactors, specialchemical processing plants, etc.) not the bombs. Building the bombsthemselves was quite cheap compared to the total cost of theproject that built them. These facilities were expected to produce 23 atomic bombs for useon Japan before the end of 1945 and continue producing atomic bombsin 1946 and later if necessary until Japan surrendered. Fortunatelythe surrender happened after only the first two had been used as itmight have been impossible to meet the planned production schedule.By October one of the Hanford production reactors had to beshutdown for unanticipated repairs and the other two had to operateat very reduced power to avoid similar damage. However had the warcontinued it might have been decided that production was thepriority and all the reactors kept running until they damagedthemselves so badly they could not operate anymore!
An atomic bomb of the 'Little Boy' type, which was detonated overHiroshima. The decision by the United States to use this bombagainst Japan in August 1945 is credited with end…ing World War II.It was $2 billion the approximate cost of research and developmentof the atomic bomb by the United States, called the "ManhattanProject."
It has been argued that the atomic bomb cost aound 2 billion dollars for the 3 bombs: 1 test bomb and the 2 actaully dropped. Almost every penny of that was spent on the indu…strial infrastructure needed to make the bombs. The cost of the bombs themselves was virtually negligible compared to that. 24 bombs were scheduled for production in 1945: 1 test bomb and 23 to be dropped on Japan. It is unlikely these extra bombs had they been produced would have raised the cost much at all. The actual cost of a nuclear weapon's physics package is still classified.
During the occupation of Japan, following WWII, US military intelligence officers discovered several Japanese "Cyclotrons" (used during atomic research); photographs were take…n (which were later published), and the devices along with all other nuclear research material were quickly dumped into the ocean.. Note-Some of the photographs were taken, as the devices were being thrown into the ocean.
That depends mostly on the instrumentation you want to collect data on the test blast. The bomb itself is cheap.
See website: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Probably on the order of $100,000 and most are likely less. The majority of the cost is the high purity nuclear materials. . There are several major costs in building a nucl…ear bomb, which can be categorized as such: Weapon Design: the scientific and engineering effort required to fully understand how a nuclear weapon works and make a functional design. This includes a significant amount of computer hardware to do simulation, a moderate number of highly-trained physicists, and a larger number of engineers and technicians to build and test various components. A conservative estimate to design a very basic, reliable "gun-type" Uranium bomb would be many tens of million dollars. A plutonium implosion bomb likely would require several hundreds of millions, with a "boosted" advanced atomic bomb design being slightly more expensive. A reliable hydrogen bomb design would almost certainly costs tens of billions of dollars, as they are incredible complex devices. Fuel Costs: acquiring the atomic fuel (weapons-grade u-235 or pu-239) is astronomically difficult. Theoretically, it might be purchasable on the black market, for $10-50 million PER BOMB, but that's assuming you can find it (and don't get caught by one of the big country's spy networks). Making it costs tens of billions , as obtaining the raw materials isn't simple; you would need 100x the bomb fuel's weight in reactor fuel, or 10,000x the amount in raw uranium ore to start with, and the purifying plant is a huge complex filled with expensive equipment, and requires an enormous amount of electricity to run. Tritium/deuterium production is slightly less expensive, but not that much cheaper. Bomb construction: making the actual bomb from a solid design is modestly expensive, as you need high-quality machine tools able to produce the parts to a very high level of tolerance. Overall, through, it should not be that expensive, perhaps a few million dollars to buy the machine tools and parts. Thus, if you want to make multiple nuclear bombs, and have a reliable design that will work 99% of the time, then you probably need to spend $50 billion or so to make a simple A-bomb, $60 billion for an advanced A-bomb, and $200 billion or more for a H-bomb. After that, each bomb should run several million dollars each to make, regardless of type. "Terrorist"-level bomb-making: If all you want to do is build a crude, gun-type Uranium-fueled atomic weapon, that has a reasonable chance of working, then, assuming you have enough weapons-grade uranium on-hand, you can probably build one for a few tens of thousands of dollars, provided you can order certain machined parts from suppliers, make the rest yourself at a local quality tool-and-die shop, and have access to a few dozen cheap PC computers. I'd say you could easily build one for $100,000 or less. I'd give your bomb less than a 50% chance of working properly, though. There is no ability to "home-make" anything other than a crude gun-type Uranium bomb. The design and construction requirements for an implosion devices require the resources of a large-sized company, at the very least, and such weapons will not work unless there is significant effort put into the design (you can't cut corners on the design or components of an implosion device, unlike a gun-type device). That is, even if I gave you 30 pounds of weapons-grade Plutonium, you'd still need 10-20 million dollars to produce an implosion device that might work (and, I'd give it a low-probability of functioning properly). Hydrogen bomb design and manufacturing is impossible for anything outside a major government-level effort.
Nowhere, they were fused to detonate at about 1500 foot altitude (using a combination of RADAR and barometric fusing) to maximize the area of damage. . Little Boy exploded …at about 1970 feet altitude on August 6, 1945 at 8:15AM . Fatman exploded at about 1650 feet altitude on August 9, 1945 at 11:01AM
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.
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there were two so the frist one is "Little Boy" the second one is "Fat Man"
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The first atomic bombs cost billions because they had to learn how to gather uranium and plutonium into a form that was good enough for a bomb and they had to design the bomb.… Now a nuclear missile cost would be probably about a million or more. The cost of the newer missile is in the housing and maintenance of the missile.
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personally i dont know but i guess.......a few billion. knowing howyou need to build it and the materials for it and well, when youtest it it is like waisted money. but a wais…ted few billiondollars. STOP TESTING ATOMIC BOMBS GOVERNMENT.
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depends on too many variables to say. the main variable is the yields of the bombs used.