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Response to Drunken Irishman (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 11:18 PM

7. My theory

They are having problems developing a reliable implosion device.
Note - not an expert, do not play one on TV, did not stay at Holiday Inn Express last night...

I seem to recall that while it is possible to build a bomb using the "Little Boy" gun design with Plutonium, the gun barrel would have to be too large to put in a practical, deliverable weapon. But if the aim is just to get a nuclear explosion and you have a deep mine shaft to work with, I think it might be practical to set off a rather inefficient crude device. It would not be something you could put on a missile, but it might fit in a large shipping container.

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