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Show of Force by markkarvon Show of Force by markkarvon
In 1962, the USSR tested a hydrogen bomb which became known as the Tsar Bomba. The bomb is the most powerful device ever constructed by man. Originally designed to yield 100 megatons, it was feared the radioactive fallout would be too great and the bomb was scaled back to give a yield of 50 megatons.

The device was delivered by a modified TU-95 bomber. The airplane dropped the bomb from 10,500 meters altitude. It's fall was slowed by a large parachute to give the releasing airplane time to clear the blast area. Even so, the crew of the craft were given no assurances they would survive the test.

The bomb detonated at 4000 meters altitude. The fireball was so large it touched the ground and almost reached the altitude of the realeasing aircraft. Russian sources have always given the blast yield as 50 megatons but other sources have given the yield at 57 megetons. This is equivelent to 10 times all the explosives used in WW II including both atomic weapons used against Japan. The output generated enough energy to be equivelent to 1.4% the output of the sun.

Such a weapon was not really considered practical. The test was a show of force during the height of the cold war.

More can be read about the test and the Tsar Bomba here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bom…
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NagandEmerald Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*Nag* Any bomb with 100 megatons would kill everyone and everything within the Soviet Union!
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If those fat bastards hadn't got cold feet....and went with the full 100.......they would have put a hole in the world.
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NagandEmerald Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*Nag* Not only that, but the resulting fallout cloud from the device would've spread across the entire globe, iradiating water/food supplies and killing off wildlife via acute radiation sickness.
*Emerald* But the weapon was too impractical to deploy either way.
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Way, the last one yes, but the 2nd one, you attach it to a dead man switch, so even if your enemy wins, EVERYBODY still looses!!!
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arabianwolf4 Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
are you a fan of aircraft?
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arabianwolf4 Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this drawing is awesome love its colors
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arabianwolf4 Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nukes are innocent used as a slave to go with mankinds destructive order to kill their own people. saying from my own story nuclear child. seiously mankind is to blame not the nukes.
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To quote myself "America had awoken a beast that our violent-natured minds were not ready for. It can only end in fire"
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arabianwolf4 Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
true they are not ready for it look what the world had come to, i heard on the news kim john un has threatened to shoot off their nuke on america.
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