what is the most powerful nuclear weapon in the world?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Tasr Bomba was biggest ever detonated, 50 megatons.

  • mantu
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    4 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.

  • 1 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.

    SO.

    Biggest Designed = 100 Megatons.

    Biggest Detonated = 50 Megatons.

  • BruceN
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Probably Russian 50Megaton Hydrogen bombs. The Tsar Bomba never entered into service but was a production 50Megaton bomb with a 3 stage design to yield 100Megatons. Use of a Cobalt casing to further increase the yield.

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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

  • 1 decade ago

    The brain is the most powerful nuke the average person will ever own!

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