Nuclear Bomb

Per wikipedia, "A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter."

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Nuclear Weapon:
B83 Nuclear Bomb:
Effects of Nuclear Explosions:
Pantex Nuclear Weapons Disposal Plant:

  • Chapter 34, Part 1 - Colonel Kimmet tells Michael that there is are B83 nuclear bombs in both Boulder and Fort Irwin set up to be remotely detonated as a "failsafe" in the event that either site should fall to the zombies.
  • Chapter 34, Part 2 -

  • Chapter 36 -

B83 Nuclear Bomb

1951 Ground Burst nuclear test, approximately 10% the blast power of a B83 bomb

B83 Specs:
  • Blast Yield - 1.2 Megatons, i.e. 1.2 million tons of TNT
  • Weight - 2,400 pounds
  • Length - 12 feet
  • Diameter - 18 inches
  • Delivered by - B1B, B-2 and B-52 bombers, F-15E and A/F-18 fighters

The Federation of American Scientists provide the following description of the effects of a nuclear blast at this link:

The Nuclear Darkness website has a tool that allows you to simulate the blast effects of a nuclear bomb on a specific location. Pick a target location, pick a blast yield (1,200 kt for a B83) and see how it plots out on Google Maps.

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