Dave Stancliff Glad to see you go big boy B53… blogarama.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Glad to see you go big boy B53…

Image: Workers unloading a B53 bomb

The last of the nation's most powerful nuclear bombs has been taken apart in Texas.

Technicians at the Pantex Plant near Amarillo removed the uranium Tuesday from the last of the nation's largest nuclear bombs, a Cold War relic known as the B53.

The bomb put into service in 1962 was 600 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, that killed as many as 140,000 people at the end of World War II.

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