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posted on Feb, 1 2007 @ 12:41 AM
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Uranium isn't all that difficult to aqquire but to make a bomb is immensly difficult.

Not really, and as shown above, relatively simple once you have the components to do so. 20-30 kg of 235U (I think) is all that's really needed for a good wallop...and is the alledged design for "suitcase nukes."

Scary when you think about it...all you need is a trigger mechanism (not necessarily one which would need a lot of maintenance, either...like we've been told), a suitcase, a detonating timer, and two balls of just under CM volume of Uranium. Put together properly, you'd have something large enough that, if placed strategically, would take out a city for many, many years...and scare people for long after.

Of all my concerns about terrorism, this is my worst nightmare. And once one realizes both how easy and how available plans are, one gets a sort of shrinking feeling in their belly...

Regards-
Aimless




posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 12:30 AM
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Originally posted by Jimmy1880
The making of an A-Bomb can be fairly simple in design:



To stop teh bomb going off unpredictably the fissile material is split into 2 subcriticle segments (Subcriticle meaning basically not enough material to start a reaction) the trigger (explosives) would "shoot" one part of the fissile material, in this case Uranium, isotope 235, into the other. If this is done properly the two parts come together and become "critical" (Critical meaning enough fissile material to start a reaction)

The real art is the mathematics and timing behind the trigger, I can be a bit of a geek at times but the mathematics is beautiful!





[edit on 31/1/07 by Jimmy1880]

[edit on 31/1/07 by Jimmy1880]

Nah - that image is a load of£$%

I know a lot of old guys from the forces that is exactly the same thing they been telling me for ages.

If its that simple, and (apparently) it that easy to get the stuff we would not be having this conversation.

Dirty bomb aside. Real nukes are are hard to make.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 05:09 PM
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First of all let me say I am no scientist, but I was an atomic weapons assembler for 8 inch and 155mm artillery projectiles and we handled weapons grade uranium routinely, the thing is that it’s incredibly heavy a thing that looks about the size of a one pound coffee can weights about 150 pounds, so I don’t know how much you could carry around easily but it certainly won’t kill you to be near the stuff.



posted on Feb, 2 2007 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by Now_Then

Originally posted by Jimmy1880
The making of an A-Bomb can be fairly simple in design:

To stop teh bomb going off unpredictably the fissile material is split into 2 subcriticle segments (Subcriticle meaning basically not enough material to start a reaction) the trigger (explosives) would "shoot" one part of the fissile material, in this case Uranium, isotope 235, into the other. If this is done properly the two parts come together and become "critical" (Critical meaning enough fissile material to start a reaction)

The real art is the mathematics and timing behind the trigger, I can be a bit of a geek at times but the mathematics is beautiful!





[edit on 31/1/07 by Jimmy1880]

[edit on 31/1/07 by Jimmy1880]

Nah - that image is a load of£$%

I know a lot of old guys from the forces that is exactly the same thing they been telling me for ages.

If its that simple, and (apparently) it that easy to get the stuff we would not be having this conversation.

Dirty bomb aside. Real nukes are are hard to make.


If I'm wrong then prove it, Like I said the physical side of the bomb is in theory relativly simple. It is the mathematics behind getting the thing to go SUpercritical therefore causeing the Nuclear explosion that is the hardest part.

Please don't come on and make out what i've said is BS without any evidence



posted on Feb, 7 2007 @ 07:49 AM
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