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Posted: 8/9/2005 1:59:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 2:40:39 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:17:28 AM EDT
For a minute there I thought you were celebrating a members BDay.


And yes, I have learned to love the bomb.

Sgatr15
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:22:42 AM EDT
The plutonium was made right here in southeastern Washington.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:30:39 AM EDT
Makes me proud to be a resident of Oak Ridge, TN - the "secret city" that built the bombs.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:35:24 AM EDT



Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:51:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sigurd:
The plutonium was made right here in southeastern Washington.





I have lived in the Tri-City area.

The plutonium is STILL there.

SGatr15
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:54:31 AM EDT
True Story:

Back when the Prime Minister of Japan made his comments about Americans being "Lazy and Illiterate", we had a group of Japanese visitors to our plant. It was a Union Shop, so people got to do pretty much what they wanted....

So, we read about this the day that the Japanese are to arrive and one of the guys hangs a big-assed sign off his toolbox saying:

"We may be Lazy and Illiterate, but we build a Dandy Bomb!"
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 2:59:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 3:02:26 AM EDT by vito113]
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 3:37:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:08:43 AM EDT
And Lord Krishna said to Arjuna, his disciple, "I am Death, the destroyer of worlds..."

Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 11.

Korea, Pakistan/India, and finally Iran...the clock is ticking.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:13:53 AM EDT
Two mile from where part of the bombs were designed and built.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:18:46 AM EDT
What were the Mayor of Nagasakis last words?



"What the fuck was that"?

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 6:28:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 6:29:00 AM EDT by HardShell]

Originally Posted By vito113:
Happy Birthday FAT MAN! 60 Today!



I resent that!


I'm only 39 today... and I'm not fat! (I'm just big-boned. )
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:23:27 AM EDT
I understand the bomb missed by 1 1/2 miles. How did that happen?
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:29:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
I understand the bomb missed by 1 1/2 miles. How did that happen?



Wind currents. Dropped from High Altitude, with an unproven areodynamic config.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:30:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
I understand the bomb missed by 1 1/2 miles. How did that happen?



It was dropped through a brief hole in an exceptionally thick cloud cover while the B-29 was dangerously low on gas. The crew's orders were to make ONLY a visual drop, not a radar one. Therefore, they had to keep circling the city until a small opening formed in the clouds. All that added to the difficulty of making an accurate drop.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:31:29 AM EDT
Cool, thanks guys.
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 9:48:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:

Originally Posted By mattja:
I understand the bomb missed by 1 1/2 miles. How did that happen?



It was dropped through a brief hole in an exceptionally thick cloud cover while the B-29 was dangerously low on gas. The crew's orders were to make ONLY a visual drop, not a radar one. Therefore, they had to keep circling the city until a small opening formed in the clouds. All that added to the difficulty of making an accurate drop.



Too bad we didn't have our own kamikaze pilots back then to guide the bomb to the target.

Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:40:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/9/2005 10:41:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/9/2005 10:52:31 AM EDT by Crowcreek]
The second bomb - 'Fat Man' - was made of Plutonium manufactured at Hanford, in Washington State. It was ten times more powerful than the first bomb, which was a different design, made with Uranium from Oak Ridge.

I know this to be true; For I am a graduate of Richland High -- Home of the "Bombers" !
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