The Russians declassified films on the detonation of the most powerful hydrogen bomb in history
The Car-Bomb built in the Soviet Union was only 8 meters long, but the energy released when it exploded was so powerful that it destroyed everything within 30 kilometers and caused third degree burns to animals 100 kilometers from the epicenter of the blast and second degree
The bomb blast had a power of 50 megatons, which is 4,000 times more than the bomb dropped by the Americans on Japanese Hiroshima.
Only one such bomb dropped in the center of Poland would kill 10 million people in the blink of an eye, and another 100 million people across Europe would struggle with serious health problems for the rest of their lives.
Fortunately, none of the nuclear powers currently has such powerful bombs in its arsenal. The 27-ton bomb was dropped by a specially adapted Tupolev Tu-95W plane.
Its detonation was ordered by Nikita Khrushchev on October 30, 1961 in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, located in the Arctic Ocean.
The explosion of the Car-Bomb was so powerful that the shock waves circled the entire planet three times. The atomic mushroom was about 60 kilometers high and was visible from as much as 900 kilometers.
Nuclear physicists estimate that the energy released during the Car-Bomb explosion was ten times greater than the combined energy of all bombs used during World War II, and slightly greater than the energy that would have been produced by annihilating 2.3 kilograms of matter. We can see in satellite and aerial images.
the bomb's detonation hypocenter itself.
As it was detonated at an altitude of about 4 kilometers above the Earth's surface, we cannot see the giant crater there, as with the American bombs at the Nevada test site, but the effects of the explosion on the surface are visible after the fireball arrives.
there is a small grate filled with water.
The surroundings resemble images from the surface of the moon.
The gigantic temperature and shock waves have led to the flattening of the local hills and the evaporation of smaller islands.
Today, 60 years after the explosion, the area is still so irradiated that, fearing for your health and life, we do not recommend going there.
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