Worlds Largest Nuke: The Tsar Bomba

tsar bombaFrom Wikipedia:

Tsar Bomba (Russian: Царь-бомба, literally “Emperor Bomb”) is the Western name for the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated. Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb of about 50 megatons was codenamed Ivan by its developers.

The picture on the top left shows the size in relation to other bombs.  Hiroshima is probably the most memorable one in the line up but as you can see it is TINY in relation to the Tsar Bomba.  Scary!

I also have a video of the Tsar Bomba being tested on October 30, 1961, in Novaya Zemlya — Novaya Zemlya is located in the North Western part of Russia.

Amazing video:

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  1. This Thermonuclear detonation of 60 megatons which was really meant to be a yeald of over 100 Megatons was meant to psychologically affect the mititary planners in the U S. It worked.

  2. This Thermonuclear detonation of 60 megatons which was really meant to be a yield of over 100 Megatons was meant to psychologically affect the military planners in the U S. It worked

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