Skip to comments.Italian firm goes nuclear with atomic toys
Posted on 02/24/2006 12:21:07 PM PST by butternut_squash_bisque
Those of us who enjoy military history usually just switch on the History Channel for our daily fix of guts, gore and armed conflict. But if youre a serious war buff, and you want to relive one of the most horrifying moments in the deadliest war in human history, an Italian toy maker has just the thing.
Brumm recently unveiled miniature models of Little Boy and Fat Man. Those names may conjure up images of cuddly cartoon characters, but theyre actually the codenames for two atomic bombs that the U.S. military dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the final days of World War II.
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The National Atomic Museum in NM used to sell Fat Man and Little Boy earings. They pulled them when a Japanese tour bus showed up....
Mrs. Slim has a pair.
Welcome to FR. This story does not belong in "Breaking News"
Does it come in a large sized turbin?
Ooooops, got the names wrong:
'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man'
Admin Moderator: can you pls fix them in keywords. Sorry 'bout that.
I want 'em to, to go along with the M1911 .45 and M1 Garand in my collection of WWII tools.
Few other weapons in history can be said to have taught a foe a useful lesson.
Both should, IMO.
I'd love to get Mrs Bisque a pair of them, too.
Where should I ask the AM to re-post it? Sorry, only my second article post... I'm trying to be a better FReeper.
I only got a pair after they were pulled from sale by knowing some of the old nuke test guys who volunteer at the place.
Big Amen to that, R.
Chat is probably the place.
Thanks for posting the pic.
CHE COSA ACCADONO?
QUALCUNO LI HA INSTALLATI LA BOMBA.
What you said, R. Sure thing.
I wish all Republicans did.
Kewl, I'd like one to go on the dash of my car.
I wonder if you can take them apart, maybe scale up the
Hand me that block of enriched uranium, will you hon,
I'll just chuck it up in my Unimat and uh hold my beer will
Kewl! Who will be selling them in the U.S.?
I hope these are not the models colors.
I'd like one for a hood ornament on my Jeep. Remember the Pontiac Chieftain (or something) back in the 50s, which had the hood ornament that lit up at night?
No problem. Just that FR is often the first place to find things and many people only use it for the breaking news. A good rule of thumb is to never post to breaking news unless it's "Jesus Returns" or "Deathstar Reported in Earth Orbit." If it is truely "breaking news" somebody else will move it.
BTW, I know we just had this conversation privately. This response is for Tijeras_Slim and other newbie lurkers.
It's probably a good idea at this point to confess my ongoing weakness for jokes involving Zero Wing schtick.
As does Mrs. Jest. Which she has been known to wear once or twice during the month of August.
The article mentions Brumm as the manufacturer. Her's a link to some of their products:
Strange. No mention of the tens of thousands of Japanese troops also killed... /sarcasm
They're 1:43 scale. Why in the world did they pick 1:43? They aren't the same scale as anything that I've ever built. I've built planes in 1:32, 1:35, 1:48, 1:72, but never even SEEN anything in 1:43.
A Brumm spokesman said the company was only trying to do its bit for world history, protesting against the insanity of nuclear-war according to a report in the U.K.s Scottish Daily Record.
What people (especially liberals) fail to appreciate about nuclear weapons is that nuclear weapons have more than likely prevented the deaths of uncounted millions by deterring the expansion of Communism and by preventing a war between the Soviet Union and the United States that undoubtedly would have shortly followed WW II.
Nuclear weapons are presently preventing war between Pakistan and India also between Israel and the rest of the Middle East.
Yes Nuclear war would be insane and that is exactly why Nuclear Weapons are so effective in preventing war. Only an insane people would ever chance initiating one.
Nuclear weapons are the only truly the most moral weapons ever produced.
More left-wing codswallop. Actually, these two bombs ended the worst catastrophe of the twentieth century.
Spot on, J. In the 50s and early 60s, we were immersed in American History which is almost gone from the schools' cirriculum, these days.
I would venture to say that no weapon is possessed of any morality, good or bad. It is the use to which the weapon is put, and more precisely, the men who decide that use, that imputes the moral cast.
>>Actually, these two bombs ended the worst catastrophe of the twentieth century.
Actually, I think it would be pretty hard to argue that these bombs ends Soviet Communism, which was responsible for the deaths of over 60 million souls.
They did keep it from expanding and taking more, though, as someone has already noted.
File under "Blowed Up Real Good!"
Well put. To date, I would say nuclear weapons have been more morally used than any weapon previously.
THIS is gross insensitivity!
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Your article on the bombs was hillarious. What a surprise to find out that a big city metrosexual working for a large media outlet cannot write a news article with a nuetral theme on this subject. Your bias runs so deep, you guys now flaunt it and try to impress your friends. If you think The History Channel is all gore and guts, and you don't think the bombs could possibly represent all the lives saved by using them, then God bless the sugar in your pants. If you can read this email, thank a teacher, if you can read it in english, thank a WWII veteran. I hope your bosses and friends are going to throw you a party for this awesome article. Keep on truckin'.
I worked at a Japanese-owned firm a few years ago... the most I would push the envelope would be to wear a red-white-blue tie on Dec. 7. There's no way I would have brought one of those toys to work.
While on the subject, I think it is about time to revive the U.S. stamp that never was (the mushroom cloud U.S. stamp that depicted the near-end of WWII). A few years ago I picked up one of these "stamps" at the Atomic Museum (New Mexico) - it was never marked "U.S.A." nor with a price denomination - the politically correct folk back in the 90s put pressure on the USPS to can the offering.
Imagine that with red white and blue flashing under it!
Or that conventional bombing raids killed hundreds of thousands a night.
Man check out this Cobra model, $499 but worth every
I miss Lewis Grizzard and the insights of his columns....when commenting on matters of international relations and foreign policy, he'd frequently invoke the line...
"Crank up the Enola Gay!"
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