Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Soviet hydrogen bomb test (1953)


First Soviet hydrogen bomb test (1953)
Date: 12/08/1953 | Type: Tower 30m | Yield: 400kt

Joe-4 was the fifth Soviet nuclear test and demonstrated the use of fusion in a weaponizable design known as the Sloika or "Layer Cake" design. The device obtained nearly all of its yield from fission and was limited for practical purposes to yields of less than 1Mt. The RDS-6s warhead used a U-235 fissile core surrounded by alternating layers of lithium-6 deuteride spiked with tritium, and a uranium fusion tamper inside a high explosive implosion system. Though not a true thermonuclear weapon the USSR claimed it was, and in conjunction with the fact that it was air-deliverable caused considerable embarasment to the US. The US did not successfuly test a deliverable thermonuclear bomb untill 1954.
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ThePatricco 1 week ago in playlist Favorite videos 73
No reason to have bombs like this, none!
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We need this just incase we want to have fun again and bomb the Japs... again :)
juicyman6900 in reply to EdaP79 (Show the comment) 1 hour ago
men join so much effort to make something to destroy.
But to cure , its hard .
Boa Nerges 8 hours ago
burgerking220 in reply to EdaP79 (Show the comment) 10 hours ago
thats chuck norris childhood fire crackers
cashprinter5000 13 hours ago
Retro fracro enormus boomb russians!
theblukatlife 18 hours ago
War deterant
ODST316 in reply to EdaP79 (Show the comment) 1 day ago
but bombs like this could end man all together!! lol
TheBuckeyefan12 in reply to rhapsody1447 (Show the comment) 1 day ago
A war whose outcome was already guaranteed before the first bomb was


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