Originally posted by ANNED
The real joke was on the Japanese as we were out of bombs after the first two we dropped on them.
We only had enough to build three bombs and one was used to test in NM.
It would have taken 12 to 16 months to build more nuclear bombs if they had not given up.
your source for that silly claim is?
Read The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes,
"Groves had reported to Marshall that morning that he had gained four days in manufacture and expected to
ship a second Fat Man plutonium core and initiator from New Mexico to Tinian on August 12 or 13. "Provided there are no unforeseen difficulties in
manufacture, in transportation to the theatre or after arrival in the theatre,"
he concluded cautiously, "the bomb should be ready for delivery on the first suitable weather after 17 or 18 August" page 743
and you "forget" that the USA tested 2 nuclear weapons in July 1946.....