Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dismantling the Bomb.

Dismantling the worlds largest nuke was not an easy task, the people that created the beast are all dead or almost dead; and tey actually had to reinvent tools to perform the dismantling.

This thing was 100 times more powerful than the one dropped on Hiroshima.

The Telegraph

The last B-53 bomb – built in 1962, the year of the Cuban missile crisis – was dismantled at the Pantex facility in Amarillo, the only place in the United States that still builds, maintains and dismantles nuclear weapons.
Grey in colour, weighing 10,000 pounds (4,500 kilograms) and as big as a small car, it had the power to wipe out an entire metropolitan area with its nine-megaton yield when dropped from a B-52 bomber.
By comparison, the atom bomb that destroyed the Japanese city of Hiroshima in the final days of World War II packed a yield of 12 kilotons, or 0.012 megatons. The bomb killed more than 100,000 people.

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