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some fires start and exposed persons find their skin melting off at 12:00:00.7, these people ignite at 12:00:01.2, and all exposed combustibles are burning by 12:00:01.7.
Originally posted by BlasteR
I think I remember seeing a TV special about these bombings. The Nagasaki bomb was sheilded by the rolling hills because the bomb missed it's target, therefore the death toll was nowhere near as high as expected even though it was more powerful than the Hiroshima bomb. The Nagasaki bomb, called "Fat Man", actually landed in an industrial area of the city which was not as populated as the intended target area.
The images are shocking. People's shadow's are burnt into concrete due to the extreme thermal energy shortly before they were literally incinerated where they stood.
Some of the stories from the survivors are even more shocking. Initially, the blast wave forces energy and heat outward from ground-zero. Shortly after the initial blast wave, the plume of superheated material sucks in all the surrounding dust and dirt kicked up by the blast wave. What results is all of this material being sucked into the radioactive plume as the superheated gases rise into the atmosphere. Fallout is what results.
The heaviest fallout particles fall directly beneath the superheated plume, but lighter particles can travel for thousands of miles due to high winds in the upper atmosphere. One of the survivors was a lady which was on a TV program about the Hiroshima explosion. She described the fallout falling as black rain. She described how some people, who thought it was safe to go out right after the blast, actually had their faces and skin melted off by the intense radioactive fallout. Shocking.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
If it ends a war and keeps the United States and her people safe(r), which includes my family and myself, then yeah, it's worth it.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
Maybe we should drop some flyer's with your pictures on IRAN, North Korea and anywhere else they thinking about using them.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
If the USA got nuked, then it would be a fair deal i say...
The world would be a slightly more peaceful place,
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
I have ZERO respect for ANY goverment who uses nuclear weapons on civillians, NO MATTER what the situation.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Im certain the Japanese would of looked at the devestated island, and understood this weapon was far bigger than anything in existance, and could never be matched.
Its 91 days until Im back in Hiroshima, standing on the T bridge staring at the A-Dome...
Originally posted by BlasteR
[I knew one of the bombs was off-target,