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Careful with that nuke

发布时间:2019-03-06 06:19:11来源:未知点击:

By Rob Edwards NUCLEAR bombs stored at British military bases in the late 1950s could have exploded by accident, according to declassified Royal Air Force papers. Just one going off would have been like 25 Hiroshima blasts. Rushed into service as a stop-gap while Britain developed its own H-bomb, the gigantic devices held so much fissionable material that they risked going critical when armed, the documents reveal. Up to a dozen of the huge fission weapons, based on a design codenamed Violet Club, were supplied to RAF bases including those at Finningley in South Yorkshire,