Kiloton weapon - definition of kiloton weapon by The Free Dictionary
A nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of thousands of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents, producing yields from 1 to 999 kilotons. See also megaton weapon; nominal weapon; subkiloton weapon.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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By one estimate, a 10-to-20 kiloton weapon
, about the size of the one that devastated Hiroshima, detonated at a major U.S.
If one 12,500 kiloton weapon
could totally destroy a city, why was such an increase in power subsequently needed?