Atomic Bomb Facts – Interesting Facts About Nuclear Weapons

Atomic Bomb WW2 Facts

The Hiroshima and Nagasaki death toll is about 262,000.

The most powerful nuclear weapon tested by the US has provided a force of 5 mega tones TNT. But due to the chain reaction which was not foreseen in the project, the explosion was actually 3 times more powerful than anticipated.

The cost of the research, development, testing, deployment and maintenance of the US nuclear weapons have exceeded $7.5 trillion.

The U.S. has paid $759 million to Marshall Islands for the damage costs for nuclear testing.

The 5 mega ton nuclear power has more explosive power than all the explosives used in WWII.

The Trinity bomb used the same design as the one that was dropped on Nagasaki 24 days later.

Today’s average nuclear weapon in the US arsenal is having nearly 8 times destructive capability and powerful than the nuclear bomb used on Hiroshima.

The code name for the atomic bombs of 1945 was taken from the movie ‘The Maltese Falcon’.

“The father of the atomic bomb,” Robert Oppenheimer once tried to kill his university professor with a poisoned apple.

In October 1962, Vasili Arkhipo, a senior officer in Soviet submarine, refused to launch a nuclear torpedo, perhaps preventing WWIII.