What would happen if an atom bomb is shot?
- 3 weeks agoBest answer
Well, it would explode. The bullet passing through the atom bomb would ignite the uranium/plutonium/whatever is in there and cause a very large explosion. This would result in nuclear fallout as well, and cause a heavy loss of life if the target is a city.
- 2 weeks ago
If it does not contain any warhead then it could give Mozart some cause for worry...
- MarkLv 72 weeks ago
Nothing, really. Atomic boms work by having ANOTHER explosive around the nuclear payload which then compresses it really quickly. A bullet would not have sufficient mass to do this.
- FrankLv 52 weeks ago
Nuclear devices have a lot of mechanisms built to ensure a SAFE detonation. Everything has to work a CERTAIN WAY in order for it to detonate. We don't want these things to go off just by hitting them with a stray projectile...or dropping off a bomb rack on to the ground.
If a bullet were to hit a vital component...it would merely DAMAGE the component and it would render the bomb useless. It would NOT explode.
Even if you managed to detonate a part of the conventional explosive inside the device...it would STILL not cause nuclear detonation...it would just blast the bomb apart leaving radioactive shrapnel to be dealt with.
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- 3 weeks ago
Most likely nothing - very little.
- 3 weeks ago
Don't really know, but I do know that the pressure drop is what kills you. So basically the more buildings around you, the more damage it will do.
- oubaasLv 73 weeks ago
A great "bang" indeed
- DzeLv 73 weeks ago
likely nothing .. but it could rupture something and leak radioactive material or start a fire or worst case scenario it could short out the triggering mechanism and set it off lol .. i recommend 'not' shooting at the big firecracker ...
- The TaxpayerLv 73 weeks ago
- RobinLv 73 weeks ago