posted on Apr, 7 2012 @ 10:27 PM
reply to post by CALGARIAN
Building a nuclear device in principal is very simple. The hardest piece of a nuclear device to come by is the actual nuclear element. The most
common design for a basic nuclear bomb, like the two dropped on Japan, is known as 'the gun' design. To put it simply, imagine a gun barrel with a
heavy projectile loaded into it and a very large explosive prime packed behind it. Upon detonation of the primer, the heavy projectile is slammed at
a couple thousand miles per hour into your nuclear material. Bingo... Hiroshima.
It takes a very long time to produce enough weapons grade material ,either uranium or plutonium, to trigger the reaction. the Americans, and the
soviets have perfected weapon iced nuclear material and now use an extremely volatile tritium core in nearly all of their devices. Tritium is the key
to hydrogen nuclear devices, which in turn produce a thermonuclear reaction.