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A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons
A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons

The "power" of a nuclear weapon is described as yield.

There are three main types of nuclear weapons.

Atom bomb: A fission weapon. Relatively low yield. Nagasaki "Fat Man".

Hydrogen bomb: Otherwise known as a thermonuclear weapon. Uses fission to produce a fusion reaction. Relatively high yield.

Neutron bomb: Relatively low yield, but uniquely produces a lethal neutron burst.

A nuclear weapon is actually a machine. If the machine is not precisely designed and manufactured, it will destroy itself before all the nuclear fuel is consumed, limiting its actual yield.

Therefore, unlike a conventional bomb, adding more fuel does not directly result in a higher yield nuclear weapon.

A skilled design team and a moderate-technology industrial base are required to produce a nuclear weapon of significant yield.

A very skilled design team and a high-technology modern industrial base are required to produce a miniaturized nuclear weapon of significant yield.

This is a technical presentation only. Nuclear weapons are broadly misunderstood.
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RE: A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons
How about some knowledgeable info on fallout and long-term effects of "modern" nukes.

Say a nuke is dropped on city X. How long until X is re-habitable? Nuclear winter, how realistic are we talking?

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(08-09-2017 03:23 PM)Atomic Wrote:  How about some knowledgeable info on fallout and long-term effects of "modern" nukes.

Say a nuke is dropped on city X. How long until X is re-habitable? Nuclear winter, how realistic are we talking?

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Hear it from a true intellectual stalwart:



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RE: A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons
(08-09-2017 03:23 PM)Atomic Wrote:  How about some knowledgeable info on fallout and long-term effects of "modern" nukes.

Say a nuke is dropped on city X. How long until X is re-habitable? Nuclear winter, how realistic are we talking?

https://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

Cool little application, that tells you just that. I know it looks like a risky click Laugh

Speaking of fallout... The first thing that occurs when a nuke detonates is a nuclear fireball which engulfs the immediate area and expands, with incredible pressure at the outer edge often called a shockfront. The fireball rises in the sky and vacuums air underneath creating a mushroom cloud effect. If exploded on the ground, the fireball vaporizes the ground and is dispersed into the mushroom cloud due to immense pressures and mixes with radioactive products and falls downwind, this effect is called Fallout.

I could be wrong but AFAIK most nukes in ICBMs detonate via airburst (when the bomb is detonated in the air, above the target), very reliable triggering... fallout is minimal.
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I do not know how true this piece may be, but makes for a fun light read:

http://www.wikihow.com/Survive-a-Nuclear-Attack

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RE: A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons
(08-09-2017 03:23 PM)Atomic Wrote:  How about some knowledgeable info on fallout and long-term effects of "modern" nukes.

Say a nuke is dropped on city X. How long until X is re-habitable? Nuclear winter, how realistic are we talking?

...a guy with the user name Atomic is asking this?

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Im happy ythis thread got started because they say the north koreans are about to shoot them at us here in Hawaii.

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RE: A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons
(08-09-2017 03:23 PM)Atomic Wrote:  How about some knowledgeable info on fallout and long-term effects of "modern" nukes.

Say a nuke is dropped on city X. How long until X is re-habitable? Nuclear winter, how realistic are we talking?

Eh, it took years before Hiroshima and Nagasaki were "safe"

This is a good primer. it is "Trinity and Beyond, the Atomic Bomb Movie"

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xypuzi

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It takes about two weeks hiding in a bunker to wait for the radiation levels to drop. The real threat is the possibility of one or two years of crop failure due to the nuclear winter caused by a massive exchange, leading to mass starvation. Countries that depend on food aid will have massive casualties from famine even without any bombs dropping on them.
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One more argument for having a pet zebra in your backyard. When the SHTF, there's 1,000lbs of meat at your disposal.

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I don't buy NK's capabilities of hitting mainland USA. They've only tested rockets a couple hundred miles. To get one like 6,000 miles to the U.S. would take incredible talent on their part. Unless the Chinese gave them all the technical knowhow I think theyre just blowing smoke. And frankly why would kim jong want to go down swinging by nuking some shitty island.
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(08-12-2017 12:27 AM)Disco_Volante Wrote:  I don't buy NK's capabilities of hitting mainland USA. They've only tested rockets a couple hundred miles. To get one like 6,000 miles to the U.S. would take incredible talent on their part. Unless the Chinese gave them all the technical knowhow I think theyre just blowing smoke. And frankly why would kim jong want to go down swinging by nuking some shitty island.

They'd nuke Japan before the US anyways.
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RE: A 3-Minute Briefing On Nuclear Weapons
Types of nuclear weapons:

1st Generation:
- Radiological weapons (Dirty bomb)
- Semi fission or Atomic fizzle bomb
- The pure fission or atomic bomb

2nd Generation:
- Boosted fission weapons
- Fission-fusion or full Hydrogen bomb
- The neutron bomb
- The salted or Doomsday bomb

3rd Generation:
- Pure fusion bomb or pure Hydrogen bomb
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(08-12-2017 02:52 PM)sterling_archer Wrote:  Types of nuclear weapons:

1st Generation:
- Radiological weapons (Dirty bomb)
- Semi fission or Atomic fizzle bomb
- The pure fission or atomic bomb

2nd Generation:
- Boosted fission weapons
- Fission-fusion or full Hydrogen bomb
- The neutron bomb
- The salted or Doomsday bomb

3rd Generation:
- Pure fusion bomb or pure Hydrogen bomb

Have you upgraded from bow production to nuke production? Idea
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(08-12-2017 12:27 AM)Disco_Volante Wrote:  I don't buy NK's capabilities of hitting mainland USA. They've only tested rockets a couple hundred miles. To get one like 6,000 miles to the U.S. would take incredible talent on their part. Unless the Chinese gave them all the technical knowhow I think theyre just blowing smoke. And frankly why would kim jong want to go down swinging by nuking some shitty island.

They don't need to 'hit' anything to achieve a result. In order to get an effective EMP they just need to lob one high enough into the air - which is what they've been testing.

McKenzie Institute - EMP Threat

Have not read this yet, but it is on my reading list:

Pulse Attack - Anthony Furey
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