"Little Boy had a yield of 12.5 Kilotons while Fat Man had a yield of ~21 Kilotons."
Actually the Little Boy was in the 18-19Kt range, Fat Man was larger, estimated as mentioned at about 21Kt.
posted on 12/06/2005 1:55:12 PM PST
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Little Boy was tough to measure. I think it was the only U-235 bomb built. I could be wrong. I've been called an imbecile before....
posted on 12/06/2005 2:51:01 PM PST
by Cyber Liberty
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According to the official papers of the Manhattan Project, Little Boy was between 12.5 and 15 kilotons. More recent calculations have put it at closer to 12.5 kilotons than to 15.
posted on 12/06/2005 4:10:53 PM PST
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Little Boy was 12.5-15 kilotons. Trinity and Fat Man were around 20-22 kilotons.
posted on 08/09/2006 5:41:08 AM PDT
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