Little Boy

My son asked me about the atomic bomb that fell on Hiroshima. He saw a small bomb in an exhibit here in Nashville and he thought that the bomb was the Little Boy.

Little Boy was the code name for the 4-ton bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.

The bomb was about 3 meters long and .7 meters in diameter. Wikipedia has an interesting entry on the bomb here. Another perspective on the damage caused by the bomb can be found here.

This site provides some very interesting context about the decision to use the bomb and I found this interview with Leo Szilard of particular interest.

Little Boy

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