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Originally posted by Big Raging Loner
reply to post by tothetenthpower
I had this thought that if someone was peddling detailed designs about the place. Then you could follow them exactly, and know that the particular design you followed was already operational and in service elsewhere, therefore ruling out the need to test.
Originally posted by Big Raging Loner It is not my intention for this to be an America bashing thread, or Iran bashing, or Israel, or anyone else for that matter. This is also not a disinformation piece with the goal of implanting the idea of an Iranian weapons drive into people's minds. I am genuinely interested in just how difficult ATS members believe it is to obtain the ultimate weapon, and I have used Iran as an example. I could just as easily have used Myanmar or Brazil etc
This is a more detailed illustration of the Teller-Ulam configuration as used in the B28 bomb. This example was picked because at one time it represented the backbone of US nuclear weaponry. Also, for what ever the reason, more information seems to be available on this type than most other modern nuclear weapons.
For a nicely executed color solid-modeled version of this conceptual design, by Paul McDonell, click here for an internal view (110 K), or here for an external view (48 K).