Daily Archives: October 23, 2014

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An illustrated guide to the Atomic Bombs

DECLASSIFIED PHOTO’s “B-29 “Enola Gay”
 
This is an unbelievable set of photos – the REAL thing – pix from Tinian Island as the B-29  “Enola Gay” was being loaded. Today it takes about 100 times the number of people and TONS  of paperwork to accomplish the same end. Notice the “Top Secret” stamp on some of the photos. In the last few pix notice the CRUDE   sheet metal work on the casing and fins of “Little Boy” – the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima…….
 
Gives a little look into the other side of the engineering on the first atomic bombs, the mechanical and logistical work that it took to handle, store, transport, and load them.  Click the pic for the whole story.

 

Fat Man