ENST150_Lecture 7_Slides

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Unformatted text preview:   First Detona8on – Trinity Test, New Mexico, July 16, 1945 •  First Use in Warfare – Hiroshima Japan, August 6, 1945 (140,000 dead) •  Last Use in Warfare (thus far) – Nagasaki Japan August 9, 1945 (80,000 dead) •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Total Nuclear Devices Detonated – Over 2300 US – ca. 1150 Soviet Union – ca. 969 France – ca. 210 England – ca. 45 China – ca. 45 India – ca. 6 Pakistan – ca. 6 North Korea – 1 (partly successful) Current Inventories of Ac8ve Nuclear Weapons (Approximate) US – 4000 Russia – 6000 France – 300 England – 200 China – 150 Israel – 150 India – 120 Pakistan – 60 North Korea – 10 Yields •  Units Tons, Kilotons, Megatons TNT •  A conven8onal modern air‐dropped bomb is ca. 0.2 to 10 tons TNT equivalent •  Smallest nuclear detona8on possible – ca. 10 tons •  Hiroshima bomb – ca. 12 kt •  Largest Weapon Detonated ca. 50 Mt Typical weapons •  US Ohio Class Submarine (14 in strategic service) – 24 missiles range 4600 miles, each missile with 4 warheads 500 kt each. •  B2 bomber...
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