gun-type weapon

gun-type weapon

A device in which two or more pieces of fissionable material, each less than a critical mass, are brought together very rapidly so as to form a supercritical mass that can explode as the result of a rapidly expanding fission chain.
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She looked outside and saw Andrew Stephenson, 23, hurrying from the house carrying a long gun-type weapon.
We know that it takes about 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of 90 percent enriched uranium to build a gun-type weapon equivalent to the Hiroshima bomb.
He turned to get away "and all of a sudden another gunman appeared in front of us, carrying machine gun-type weapons.