Talk:Tsar Bomba

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Removals[edit]

This stuff could be reinstated if it can be referenced.

All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 01:35, 31 July 2015 (UTC).

50 or 57[edit]

The original test was done in secrecy in the Soviet Union. NATO scientists measured the blast from afar, using seismic signals and other indications, and came up with 57 MT. After the Cold War, the writings of the Soviet scientists on the ground on the spot indicated a yield of 50 MT. Since they were there but we were not, their measurements are more valid. They knew how to do them, and so 50 MT is the official value. This error has been repeated several times, and the notes here in Talk get archived. And someone new steps up. 50 MT is the correct value. SkoreKeep (talk) 14:55, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Alphanumeric designation[edit]

I removed the alphanumeric designation from the lede, because I don't see any indications in the text which one of many is correct or official. When adding one, please use a ref from a really reputable source, not just from some internets, which are Chinese whispers. - üser:Altenmann >t 04:58, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

That as a pretty poor choice for a ref war; googling AN-602 will show hundreds of references to the Tsar. But I respect your request for a source, and I'll provide one. Unfortunately I'm far from my books right now, and it will be a couple of weeks before I can get back to them, so hang tight for that reference. Does it have to be an actual tree product, or will you accept something in google Books? Hmmmm? SkoreKeep (talk) 23:38, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Date issue[edit]

According to this article the bomb was manufactured before it was designed? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.150.94.205 (talk) 18:20, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for noticing this. Unfortunately this article is a target of a good deal of vandalism. Both dates were bullshit. Removed. - üser:Altenmann >t 21:53, 24 April 2016 (UTC)

Bomb / Bomba[edit]

Bomba is not a word. This article should be moved to Tsar Bomb. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.198.18.180 (talk) 07:12, 7 May 2016 (UTC)

Incorrect. It is, of course, Russian transliterated into the Roman alphabet. In Cyrillic, "Царь-бомба". Their words (both of them), their language. SkoreKeep (talk) 03:09, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
So when we refer to the bomb we should say "the Tsar Bomba bomb" because "Tsar Bomba" is the proper noun in the sentence. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 46.103.147.249 (talk) 16:55, 9 May 2016 (UTC)
Not necessarily. One may treat "bomba" as a loanword, just like we say "German panzers" or 4th Panzer Army. - üser:Altenmann >t 06:13, 10 May 2016 (UTC)
"Panzer" is a proper noun, not a loanword. It is not redundant to say "German Panzer tanks". Why would we use a loanword when we already have a word of our own that means exactly the same thing? We say "President Putin" and not use the Russian word for president. Unless "Bomba" is a proper noun, it should be translated into English. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.59.164.73 (talk) 14:11, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Of course 'Tsar Bomba' is a proper noun both in Russian and in English and it is triple redundant to say "German Panzer tanks" unless you don't know what this means. In any case, your or my opinion is irrelevant; we have to look how it is named in books. And it is called so indeed, among other names. - üser:Altenmann >t 15:30, 11 May 2016 (UTC)
Triple redundant, so three redundant words in the expression "German Panzer tanks", top kek. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.59.81.92 (talk) 07:46, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

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Revert of referenced international reaction to test removed by User:Altenmann restored[edit]

User:Altenmann reverted my referenced contribution https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tsar_Bomba&oldid=751339587 . I have reverted his revert and restored my changes on the grounds that all of the people making the statements were notable at the time, and that the reaction of people in power in the United States and abroad is important to understand how the world reacted to the nuclear test. I would hardly call the prime ministers of Norway, Canada, and the British foreign office "random politicians". After posting this I will leave a message on User_talk:Altenmann so we can discuss it here. :) --Psiĥedelisto (talk) 04:50, 25 November 2016 (UTC)

I left a message on User_talk:Altenmann here. --Psiĥedelisto (talk) 04:58, 25 November 2016 (UTC)
OK I agree that to desctibe the reaction is important. But the exact rants are not important. - üser:Altenmann >t 16:23, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Great :D I also agree with the current version of the article, I agree that my original version which quoted the senators was not all that important because they don't have the foreign policy power of say, a president or secretary of state. I'll continue searching for statements from them about it in the archives. My latest edit was just some minor grammar cleanup. --Psiĥedelisto (talk) 01:24, 27 November 2016 (UTC)