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Originally posted by ShatteredSkies
Right, just make another super weapon, then when that falls into the wrong hands, I think we can all make up the story from there.
Should we have another Cold War?
Originally posted by boogyman
I wonder what the blast radius of a gigaton bomb would be?
As previously stated a gigaton is a thousand megatons.
The fifty megaton Tsar bomb was potent enough to cause third degree burns at a 100km distance. Blast damage was recorded 1000km away from the detonation.
The mind boggles at the concept of such destruction.
Originally posted by bios
It seems like the Russians made a 300 megaton device that they exploded at a lower yeild, whatever that means. That was the largest nuke ever known to exist.
The gigaton weapons are not for earthly use since even a 300 megaton device would have wreaked insanely widespread destruction, not to mention fallout, nuclear winter and all that.
Originally posted by horten229v3
There have been several articles out of popular science, popular mechanics, and Discover magazine that have quoted that scientists at Los Alamos and LANL were considering building a "gigaton" nuclear weapon. It would be insane to make a planet killer weapon like that- also how could they possibly build that?
Originally posted by bios not to mention fallout, nuclear winter and all that.
Originally posted by rogue1 The Tsar bomb though did have some interesting atmospheric side effects. It caused a forest fire a 1000 km away from the heat and winds generated.