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