How much did it cost to develop the atomic bomb?
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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, material…s, 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.
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."
For America 5 billion dollars For Russia 1 favor
The entire Manhattan Project in total cost more than 2 billiondollars($2,000,000,000)
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, Leo Szilard, Edward Teller, John von Neumann, and Eugene Wigner.
The atomic bomb was not developed in Manhattan, but was developedby the Manhattan Project. The project was headed by General LeslieR. Groves Jr. with Robert J. Oppenheimer as …scientific director andhad several development sites across the United States. The primaryfacilities were Los Alamos, New Mexico, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, andthe Hanford Site in Washington state. The reason the project was named Manhattan Project was that itsoriginal administrative offices were in Manhattan, at the existingUS Army Corps of Engineers offices, until they were relocated toOak Ridge, Tennessee when adequate facilities for such offices hadbeen built. But the name Manhattan stuck (probably partly becauseit made a good "cover", hiding the purpose/location of the project- as the name "Radiation Lab" obscured the project working onRADAR).
Nowhere, Manhattan Project was a codename not a location.The bombs were designed and built in Los Alamos, NM. The completeManhattan Project involves locations in about a doz…en differentstates. The name Manhattan Project originated in that the firstadministrative offices for the US atomic bomb research project werein the Manhattan District offices on the 18th floor of 270 Broadwayof the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Manhattan NYC.However as General Groves took over and reorganized the project andit began to expand the administrative offices were relocated to theOak Ridge, Tennessee offices of the United States Army Corps ofEngineers. However the name Manhattan stuck and was also viewed as an idealcover as the project no longer had any connection to Manhattan NYC.
That depends mostly on the instrumentation you want to collect data on the test blast. The bomb itself is cheap.
Pakistani scientist Abdul qadeer khan developed the atom bomb for Pakistan
ALL NEW PROJECTS cost alot of money...to begin the project. After the product is built, then mass production can start; which, by it's very nature (mass production) entails ch…eaper prices. ---- Depending on the quality, manufacturer, country, it is ALWAYS different. The average price considering paying the works, the mechanics, the materials is just around 3,000,000,000 but can go up near 6,000,000,000.
In North Korea
There really is no way of knowing. North Korea is a very tightlycontrolled country, and generally does not publically release anybudgetary numbers.
In Japan in WW2
The United States.
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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.
In Japan in WW2
It was distributed across the entire US: . Design in Los Alamos, NM . Reactor development in Chicago, IL and Oakridge, TN . Fissile material preparation in Oakridge, TN a…nd Hanford, WA . Non-nuclear components were contracted out to multiple companies across the country . Miscellaneous research & development was performed at many University labs across the country . Bomber crew training was at Wendover, UT . Final assembly and test of plutonium gadget was at Trinity test site, in what is now White Sands Missile Range, NM . Final assembly of the actual combat bombs was on Tinnian in the Pacific . etc.
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