The Mark 6 nuclear bomb was an American
The Mark 6 was in production from 1951 to 1955 and saw service until 1962. Seven variants and versions were produced, with a total production run of all models of 1100 bombs.
The basic Mark 6 design was 61 inches (150 cm) in diameter and 128 inches (330 cm) long, the same basic dimensions as the Mark 4. Various models of the Mark 6 were roughly 25% lighter than either the Mark 4 or Fat Man, and weighed 7,600 to 8,500 pounds (3,400–3,900 kg).
Early models of the Mark 6 used the same 32-point implosion system design concept as the earlier Mark 4 and Mark 3; the Mark 6 Mod 2 and later used a different, 60-point implosion system.
Various models and
There are several Mark 6 casings on display:
- Defense Nuclear Weapons School on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Cold War Gallery of the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio
- Museum of Aviation (Warner Robins) in Warner Robins, Georgia
- Hill Aerospace Museum in Ogden, Utah
XM1 Atomic Demolition Munition
An Atomic Demolition Munition, the XM1 was developed. Few details on the system exist.