little boy


August 19, 2022

Little Boy (English: Little Boy) is the codename for the atomic bomb. that was abandoned over the city of Hiroshima of Japan on 6 August 1945 by a B-29 Superfortress. (This aircraft was named Enola Gay) who served as the pilot was Lieutenant Colonel Paul Tibbets (Lt.Col.Paul Tibbets) of the United States Army Air Force. (later upgraded to the Air Force) is the first atomic bomb. used in war The second atomic bomb The name Fat Man was dumped over the Japanese city of Nagasaki three days later. This weapon was developed during the establishment of the Manhattan Project. During World War II and was detonated from enriched uranium, the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. and Nagasaki of Japan It was the second atomic bomb in history (the first was an experiment called Trinity test: The Little Boy bomb has a length of 3 meters, a diameter of 71 centimeters and a weight of 4,000 kilograms, containing approximately 64 kilograms of uranium, but the fraction of nuclear fission weighs only 700 grams.

Bombing on Hiroshima City

The Little Boy bomb was loaded onto a B29 and flew to an altitude of 9,600 meters above Hiroshima. then released At about 8:15 a.m. (JST), the detonation took place at an altitude of 580 meters and with a force of 13-16 kilotons, the bomb was less potent than the "Fatman", which was dropped over the city. Nagasaki (21 - 23 kilotons) Official documents state that the power of this atomic bomb is equivalent to the explosion of an atomic bomb.