megaton weapon


megaton weapon
A nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of millions of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents. See also kiloton weapon; nominal weapon; subkiloton weapon.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • megaton weapon — /ˈmɛgətʌn wɛpən/ (say meguhtun wepuhn) noun a nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of millions of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents …   Australian English dictionary

  • megaton — [[t]me̱gətʌn[/t]] megatons N COUNT: num N You can use megaton to refer to the power of a nuclear weapon. A one megaton bomb has the same power as one million tons of TNT …   English dictionary

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  • Nuclear weapon design — The first nuclear weapons, though large, cumbersome and inefficient, provided the basic design building blocks of all future weapons. Here the Gadget device is prepared for the first nuclear test: Trinity. Nuclear weapon designs are physical,… …   Wikipedia

  • nuclear weapon — an explosive device whose destructive potential derives from the release of energy that accompanies the splitting or combining of atomic nuclei. [1945 50] * * * or atomic weapon or thermonuclear weapon Bomb or other warhead that derives its force …   Universalium

  • kiloton weapon — A nuclear weapon, the yield of which is measured in terms of thousands of tons of trinitrotoluene explosive equivalents, producing yields from 1 to 999 kilotons. See also megaton weapon; nominal weapon; subkiloton weapon …   Military dictionary

  • nominal weapon — A nuclear weapon producing a yield of approximately 20 kilotons. See also kiloton weapon; megaton weapon; subkiloton weapon …   Military dictionary

  • subkiloton weapon — A nuclear weapon producing a yield below one kiloton. See also kiloton weapon; megaton weapon; nominal weapon …   Military dictionary


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