Rodrick Su (rsu@tigana.com)
Tue, 13 Jun 2000 21:32:32 -0700


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gundam@ml.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@ml.aeug.org]On
> Behalf Of -Z-
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 7:39 PM
> To: gundam@aeug.org
> Subject: RE: [gundam] GP-02A's Mk. 82 nuke warhead
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org [mailto:owner-gundam@1u.aeug.org]On
> > Behalf Of Blackeagle
> > Sent: Monday, June 12, 2000 18:57
> > To: gundam@aeug.org
> > Subject: RE: [gundam] GP-02A's Mk. 82 nuke warhead
> >
> > But that has absolutely nothing to do with the question I
> asked. Which whas
> > why the series designers chose to go with the bomb that
> annihilated Nagasaki
> > (Fat Man) rather than the one which leveled Hiroshima (little boy).
>
> For the simple reason that, at the time, those two devices were the entire
> atomic arsenal.
>
> We had exactly one of each type and we used them both, then
> issued the ultimatum
> in a tone that intimated that there were plenty more where they came from.
>

According to the Canadian mini-series Hiroshima, one of the reason Los
Alamos went with the implosion design is that the material needed
(Plutonium) is much easier to make than weapons grade Uranium (the bomb
material for the gun design).

[ Rodrick Su [ ]
[ rsu@tigana.com [ I might be crazier than you think. ]

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