posted on Jan, 22 2006 @ 12:12 PM
The mighty Tsar bomb...50 megatons.. Caused 2nd degree burns to observers over 200 km away. Created a new crater on the siberian island it was
detonated over. They orginially wanted to make it a 100 megaton weapon, but the radiation would have been 10 times worse than the historic version.
Too big to be fitted in a bomber or on an ICBM and a perfect example of the Russian tradition of "OVERKILL."