what is the most powerful nuclear weapon in the world?
- anoymusLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
Tasr Bomba was biggest ever detonated, 50 megatons.
- mantuLv 44 years ago
Politically, the most useful nuclear weapon is one which the adversary can not hit upon and/or neutralize. in case you propose in explosive skill, and that i imagine you do, then it is probable the Tsar Bomba, a weapon detonated as a brag by the Soviet Union.
- rememberthecoleLv 61 decade ago
The Tsar Bomb is designed with a yield of 100 Megatons. However even the Russians were scared to fire it off so the test unit was "only" 50 megatons.
Biggest Designed = 100 Megatons.
Biggest Detonated = 50 Megatons.
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- 1 decade ago
I don't know but like conventional munitions, lots of smaller ones are better than one huge one.
There are different warheads for different targets. In the 60's or 70's, we developed multiple independent re-entry vehicles (MIRV's). It came from one ICBM, but in the terminal phase would break into dozens of nuclear warheads. These were better at defeating interception (which was virtually nonexistent at the time). They were also better at saturating a land mass with destruction, which is key if you don't know where their missile silos are located.
- 1 decade ago
that would be the Tsar Bomba, it has the equivalence of 100 megatons of TNT
- GnarfardLv 41 decade ago
The brain is the most powerful nuke the average person will ever own!