AN602 thermonuclear bomb "Tsar bomb." Infographics

AN602 "Tsar bomb" - thermonuclear aviation a bomb developed in the USSR in 1954-1961. a group of nuclear physicists led by Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR I.V. Kurchatov. The most powerful explosive device ever history of humanity. The total blast energy, according to various sources, was 58,6 megatons in TNT equivalent or about 2,4 x 1017 J (which corresponds to a mass defect of 2,65 kg).

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  1. +4
    July 23 2017
    Sakharov proposed to fasten it to the torperda.
    And at full 100 MT! (Really - 120 MT!)
    What is the name of this “torpedo” today?
    1. +3
      July 23 2017
      What is the name of this “torpedo” today?
      Yeah! That’s exactly what’s called. Who calls or cries the most. There she (torpedo) will go laughing
      1. 0
        July 24 2017
        Quote: Observer2014
        Yeah! That’s exactly what’s called. Who calls or cries the most. There she (torpedo) will go

        That's amazing, I re-read my comment and (tautology: I was surprised to find it) and suddenly noticed that he really quite corresponded to the moan of the emigrant: “Ah, why are we white and fluffy?”
        Canada, white and fluffy! Just a little fluffy bitch, favorite belly of the USA! Any sanctions against Russia, the readiness of itself to shoot Faberge, if only to spoil the door of Russia. And notice all this even before the USA!
        Ahead of your own screech!
        In general, I apologize to the public for an ambiguous statement AGAINST the "Status". For I mean FOR.
  2. +1
    July 23 2017
    Her place was not in the museum, but on the same site with the Tsar Bell, which did not ring, and the Tsar Cannon, which did not shoot ... and it’s good that they didn’t blow it up either.
    1. +2
      July 23 2017
      Quote: svp67
      .and it’s good that they didn’t blow it up either.

      October 30, 1961. The seismo wave tripled the globe three times. Well, after such tests, combat use is optional. I tried to make a projection of these tests for today, and their "today's" coverage in the world media ... laughing
      1. +3
        July 23 2017
        Quote: Paranoid50
        October 30 1961 year

        No. Then it wasn’t blown up ... but a weaker bomb.
        The Tsar Bomb turned out to be really huge: weighing 26,5 tons and an estimated capacity of 100 megatons - enough to instantly wipe out even a big city like New York or Los Angeles from the face of the earth.
        At first, it was decided to explode a charge of 50 percent of the maximum power. The tests were scheduled for October 30, 1961.
        1. +3
          July 23 2017
          Quote: svp67
          at 50 percent of maximum power.

          Thanks for the clarification. hi Duc, then - all the more ... Tin. laughing
  3. +1
    July 23 2017
    The explosion immediately cooled many hot heads. Maybe a repeat is required?
  4. +1
    July 23 2017
    Most impressed with the "purity" of the explosion: 1mR / hour.
    I admit of course that the materials of the plutonium initiator simply went into the stratosphere.
  5. 0
    July 23 2017
    Tsar bomb - erases everything and leaves an unforgettable aroma!

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