March 18th, 2012
Originally Posted by Sammy142
Germany was working on a dirty bomb to drop on New York. The core would have been high explosive and the rest of the bomb would have been made up with highly radio active material.
It was not a dirty bomb. Read what the Japanese diplomatic signal said.
| The following is according to a statement by Lieutenant-Colonel UE [ ISHIWARA ] KENJI, advisor to the attaché in Hungary and formerly in this country, who by chance saw the actual scene immediately after the above took place: |
"All the men and the horses the explosion of the shells were
charred black and even their ammunition had all been detonated."
This following passage in particular refers to use of deuterium in the bomb making it a fusion boosted fission bomb.
| To be specific, this device is based on the principle of the explosion of the nuclei of the atoms in heavy hydrogen derived from heavy water. |
| According to the English newspaper accounts, the German atom- splitting device is the NEUMAN disintegrator. Enormous energy is directed into the central part of the atom and this generates at atomic pressure of several tons of thousands of tons (sic) per square inch. This device can split the relatively unstable atoms of such elements as uranium. Moreover, it brings into being a store of explosive atomic energy. A-GENSHI HAKAI DAN. That is, a bomb deriving its force from the release of atomic energy. |
It is not describing some piddly little detonation to disperse Polonium