The Tzar Bomb - In Prospective

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  1. Unknown Soldier

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    I laughed. :smile:

    Seems though like a waste when you already have enough to annihilate the other side of the world..

    At least they're a little more environmentally conscious these days :)
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=0LnPcSaRA2w
     
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    Even a waste from a military point of view. It was a PR stunt more than a weapon.

    Incidentally the Tzar Bomb it the cleanest bomb ever detonated (fallout/megaton). In the full +100MT configuration, with a uranium tamper, it would have been quite another story.

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    Yeah it would have, but they never actually reached that target, 90 MT thermonuclear weapon was the most powerful nuke USRR built, which wasn't even in service.

    I would have loved to see one go off though
     
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    I can't imagine the height, width and depth of the mushroom cloud being directly proportional to yield. That scale is just a glorified bar graph.
     
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    Height is most likely a lot more proportional to yield than width/depth, that seems almost a given..

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    Lots of external factors affect the overal size of a blast wave. Like altitude and so forth.
     
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    Why does it end up as a mushroom cloud though? They seem to start hemispherical...
     
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    Hot air moves upwards and disperses in the process. There is always a mushroom from any sort of big explosion.
     
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    That’s not the tsar, in fact most footage of Tsar isn't from Tsar at all.
     
  13. Gubbi

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    Really ?
     
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    zomg

    Know were we can find tsar videos then ?
     
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    Which is the authentic Tsar video then?
     
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    I'd assume it's because you clearly see a ground shockwave (huge front of dust spreading out) in that movie..

    The movie linked at the start of the thread said the tsar exploded high up in the air.
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    From here
    Cheers
     
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    Most footage from the Tsar bomb shown on western documentaries and old propaganda movie is usually either from first thermonuclear test on November 22, 1955 at Kazakhstan’s Semipalatinsk Test Site or either Russia’s first aerial bomb drop on there Novaya Zemlya test site on 24 September, 1957.

    The only footage from Tsar that exists is only from aerial view point as far as i'm aware.
     
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    Yes, but the explosion shown in the video now being discussed clearly starts *on* the ground.

    So..it really doesn't matter if the tsar fireball touched ground or not.

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