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Uboats, Britain and Enigma

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by Lone Wolf, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Ome_Joop

    Ome_Joop New Member

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    Could they made enough A-bombs without the Uranium they captured from that German Sub U-234(wich they obviuosly would not capture without Enigma :roll: )
     
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    The US had (and has) more than enough natural sources of uranium. I don't think any was needed from captured U-boats.
     
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    Maybe (most of the Uranium used came from Canada BTW) but Enriched Uranium is must harder to come by in those days!

    http://missilegate.com/rfz/swaz/chapter3.htm
     
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    Very hard to believe. I have never seen any (credible) reports of the Nazi's having enriched uranium, most reports actually state that they had taken a wrong turn in developing an industrial enrichment process. I had always thought the item in short supply was plutonium (Fat Man was a plutonium bomb; little boy was a uranium bomb). The boffins were so sure of the uramium bomb that it wasn't even tested. Unless you count Hiroshima as a test.
    I think a lot, if not most, of the uranium used in the frist bombs came from the then Belgian Congo in Africa. I only wanted to point out that the US (and indeed Canada) have their own natural sorces.

    I hadn't really heard about this incident (U-234) before. Do you have more details?
     
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