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Atomic bomb pictures

Discussion in 'Air War in the Pacific' started by Ken The Kanuck, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Ken The Kanuck

    Ken The Kanuck Member

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    Otto and Gromit801 like this.
  2. Victor Gomez

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    I had never seen these very interesting photos before, thank you for posting them.
     
  3. PFlint

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    interesting !
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    New to me. Some really fascinating pictures here. Right into my bookmarks.
     
  5. Gromit801

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    Amazing how small "Little Boy" actually looks.

    Thanks for the link!
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Fascinating photos.
     
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    Great set of pics! Good commentary too.
     
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    Extraordinary pics. I have never seen them before. The chronology brings the pics to life. Good find. The courage of those engineers rigging the bomb.
     
  9. Gromit801

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    Just noticed the caption for pic 6 is incorrect. That's the Hiroshima bomb, not the Nagasaki bomb.
     
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    so fat man was much bigger than little boy. i'm curious about those "thin man" tubes. they're the actual "guns" that will drive a uranium projectile into the center of a uranium sphere? in the picture, it said plutonium, which i don't think is possible.
     
  11. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana WW2|ORG Editor

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    Little Boy was a uranium gun bomb, so (relatively) simple that they didn't need to test it.
     

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