Monday, October 30, 2006

Happy Tsar Bomba Day

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

The bomb was tested on October 30, 1961 in Novaya Zemlya, an island in the Arctic Sea. The device was scaled down from its original design of 100 megatons to reduce the resulting nuclear fallout.

For more info and some pics go HERE ....

Trick or Treat !


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