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To: sonofstrangelove

But I thought it was very, very tricky to “smash” the component together with the right force... just touching them is enough?


45 posted on 07/26/2009 5:27:02 PM PDT by MrDem (From Morning in America to Mourning in America...)
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To: MrDem

You are talking about the uranium “gun weapon”. It is not tricky at all to get them together. Actually, this is rather easy method.We dropped a uranium gun weapon on Hiroshima.Many nations uses the gun weapon for artillery shells(See Shot Grabel/Operation Knothole) The North Koreans have been producing the tricky plutonium implosion bomb and recently they switched to the uranium “gun” method because it was cheaper and much easier.


46 posted on 07/26/2009 5:54:25 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld (A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone-Henry Kissinger)
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To: MrDem

The scientists did not test the “gun” design because they were confident it was going to work. But, they needed to test the implosion method because they were not sure it was going to work. Well, it worked.


47 posted on 07/26/2009 5:59:50 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld (A leader does not deserve the name unless he is willing occasionally to stand alone-Henry Kissinger)
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