megaton bomb


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Noun1.megaton bomb - a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNTmegaton bomb - a nuclear weapon with an explosive power equivalent to one million tons of TNT
bomb - an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
atomic weapon, nuclear weapon - a weapon of mass destruction whose explosive power derives from a nuclear reaction
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He vividly remembers each test but Geoff has tried and failed to erase from his memory the terrible impact of the megaton bomb, unleashed by a Vulcan bomber on November 8, 1957.
For a small island like Britain, can anyone imagine the effect caused by a one megaton bomb exploding in the heart of our nation?
It takes him a while to heat up, but once he does Air21 import Herve Lamizana detonates like a megaton bomb.
8 megaton bomb - equivalent to two million tonnes of TNT - explode in the skies over Christmas Island in 1957.
He and his crewmates were ordered on to the deck of HMS Messina and told to turn their backs and cover their eyes while the one megaton bomb was tested just 10 miles away.
Tory prime minister Harold Macmillan pinned the blame on the men on the ground who had actually prevented a tragedy-overlooking the fact that political demand for a megaton bomb (to impress the Yanks) was actually responsible for fuelling the fire.