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Fat man exploding over Nagasaki

Little boy' and 'Fat man' were the codenames for the atomic bombs dropped over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The weapons were devoloped under the Manhatten project. Little boy weighed 9,700 pounds (4,400 kg), length 120 inches (3m), diamater 28 inches (710mm), and detonated over Hiroshima. Fat man weighed 10,213 pounds (4,633 kg), length 10.7 feet (3.3 m), and the diamater 5 feet (1.5 mm). Fat man was deployed over Nagasaki. The bombs gave of a blast known as a 'mushroom cloud'


The bombing raid on Nagasaki had the third most fatallity in rate WW2 after the bombing of Hiroshima and March 9/10 firebombing raid on Tokyo.

Even though the power of these bombs was extreme leaving behind dead, fires, radiation poisoning, damages, and controvercy that if it was really needed to have dropped this bomb to win the war. Supporters believe the bomb forced the Japaneese to surrender and prevented farther cassualties of war. Opposers say that it was an unnescessary force of millitary power and believe the sea blockade and collapse of Germany would have lead to there eventuall surrender.


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