Mark 10 nuclear bomb

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The Mark 10 nuclear bomb was a proposed American

Gun-type nuclear weapon, which rapidly assembles several critical masses
of fissile nuclear material by firing a fissile projectile or "bullet" over a fissile "target", using a system which closely resembles a medium-sized cannon barrel and propellant.

The Mark 10 was intended to be a general purpose airburst nuclear weapon, unlike the Mark 8 which was intended to penetrate into the ground as a


The Mark 10 design was cancelled in 1952, replaced by the implosion-type Mark 12 which was lighter and used considerably less fissile material.

See also


  1. ^ Complete List of All U.S. Nuclear Weapons


  • Coster-Mullen, John (2012). Atom Bombs: The Top Secret Inside Story of Little Boy and Fat Man. Waukesha, Wisconsin: J. Coster-Mullen.
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  • Complete list of all US nuclear weapons