Talk:Thin Man (nuclear bomb)

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Pictures[edit]

  • I know there are some pictures out there of the "Thin Man" casings, but I don't seem to recall exactly where they are. If anybody has a ref I'm happy to dig it up and scan it. Google Images suggests nobody else has scanned them yet. --Fastfission 15:56, 11 April 2006 (UTC)
    Never mind, found them! --Fastfission 01:03, 19 April 2006 (UTC)
Bueno! Good spot. Georgewilliamherbert 02:22, 19 April 2006 (UTC)

Is it really MK2?[edit]

I was reading over Swords of Armageddon a few weeks ago and I recall Hansen noting that there was some confusion over which bombs were designated as Mk1, Mk2, and Mk3, since the Mark designations didn't occur until after the war. I'm wondering if it makes more sense to rename this to just "Thin Man nuclear bomb" or something like that, which I think is a better known name, if Mark 2 is potentially inaccurate. --Fastfission 04:29, 5 August 2006 (UTC)


The 'Thin Man' Gun type bomb used U235 not Pu. So those Gun barrels were for U235. Due to the quick fission time of impurities in the Pu, it was necessary to assemble critical mass far quicker than could be assembled with the 'Gun'. Thus the implosion technique was developed.

Kent Britain kent@jts.net — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.9.46.68 (talk) 02:59, 21 March 2014 (UTC)

Thin Man used Pu, not U235. Due to the quick fission time of impurities in the Pu, the design was impractical. Hawkeye7 (talk) 11:26, 21 March 2014 (UTC)