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Tsar Bomba (Russian: Царь-бомба), literally "Tsar-bomb," is the nickname for the RDS-202 hydrogen bomb (codenamed "Ivan" by its developers)—the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated.
Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb was originally designed to have a yield of about 100 megatons of TNT; however, the bomb was reduced by half in order to limit the amount of nuclear fallout that would result. One bomb was built and tested on October 30, 1961, in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. The weapon never entered service.
Originally posted by Scooby Doo
This is truly a scary example of what nuclear warfare may look like in the future.
Originally posted by VitalOverdose
This looks like it was made on 3DS Max. It all seems to happen a bit to quickly to me and the scale seems wrong. If i remember correctly the tsar bomb didnt produce the effect everyone was expecting as most of the force rebounded off the earth and went into outer space.
[edit on 1-9-2009 by VitalOverdose]