Re: ELIEZER(thanks!) on the ethics of using weapons of mass destruction...

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Sun Nov 25 2001 - 10:01:17 MST

Got to re-read some history, I guess. I had that reversed.

I seem to remember a made-for-TV movie a while back that had the implosion
device dropped over Hiroshima. Revisionism, or just bad memory?

Chuck Kuecker

At 12:07 AM 11/25/01 -0500, you wrote:

>The fist nuclear explosion of was indeed at the Trinity site in New Mexico
>but it was
>identical to the Nagasaki plutonium bomb (Fat Man), it used the complex
>but efficient
>implosion design . The Hiroshima uranium 235 bomb (Little Boy or Thin
>man) was
>never tested, it used the far simpler gun design so they were pretty sure
>it would
>work even without a test. Actually the gun design was never used again on
>any bomb,
>it's just too crude and inefficient and won't work at all with plutonium.
> John K Clark

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