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Mark 4 nuclear bomb

Index Mark 4 nuclear bomb

The Mark 4 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb design produced starting in 1949 and in use until 1953. [1]

15 relations: Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Fat Man, Joule, List of nuclear weapons, Mark 6 nuclear bomb, Nuclear weapon, Pit (nuclear weapon), Plutonium, SM-62 Snark, TNT equivalent, Trinity (nuclear test), United States Air Force, Uranium, 1950 British Columbia B-36 crash, 1950 Fairfield-Suisun Boeing B-29 crash.

Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

During the final stage of World War II, the United States detonated two nuclear weapons over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively.

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Fat Man

"Fat Man" was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945.

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Joule

The joule (symbol: J) is a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units.

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List of nuclear weapons

This is a list of nuclear weapons listed according to country of origin, & then by type within the states.

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Mark 6 nuclear bomb

The Mark 6 nuclear bomb was an American nuclear bomb based on the earlier Mark 4 nuclear bomb and its predecessor, the Mark 3 Fat Man nuclear bomb design.

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Nuclear weapon

A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).

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Pit (nuclear weapon)

The pit, named after the hard core found in fruits such as peaches and apricots, is the core of an implosion nuclear weapon – the fissile material and any neutron reflector or tamper bonded to it.

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Plutonium

Plutonium is a radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94.

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SM-62 Snark

The Northrop SM-62 Snark was an early-model intercontinental range ground-launched cruise missile that could carry a W39 thermonuclear warhead.

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TNT equivalent

TNT equivalent is a convention for expressing energy, typically used to describe the energy released in an explosion.

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Trinity (nuclear test)

Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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Uranium

Uranium is a chemical element with symbol U and atomic number 92.

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1950 British Columbia B-36 crash

On 14 February 1950, a Convair B-36B, Air Force Serial Number 44-92075 assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing at Carswell Air Force Base, crashed in northern British Columbia after jettisoning a Mark 4 nuclear bomb.

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1950 Fairfield-Suisun Boeing B-29 crash

On 5 August 1950, a nuclear-capable United States Air Force Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber carrying a Mark 4 nuclear bomb crashed shortly after takeoff from Fairfield-Suisun Air Force Base with 20 men on board.

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W4 (nuclear warhead).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_4_nuclear_bomb

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