Nuclear weapon of the "Fat Man" type, the kind detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, in World War II.
Truman Library Description: "The bomb is 60 inches
in diameter and 128 inches long. The second nuclear weapon to be detonated,
it weighed about 10,000 pounds and had a yield equivalent to approximately 20,000
tons of high explosive."
Image courtesy of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. Image # 61-56.
Japanese citizens camping in the ruins of Nagasaki after
the atomic bomb was dropped there.
Image courtesy of the Truman Presidential Museum and Library. Image # 98-2462.
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