Just as Russia has the most powerful atomic bomb in the world, it also has the largest nuclear arsenal of 5,889 bombs, according to statistics from the "Statista" website for 2023.The Russian "Tsar" bomb bears the code name "RDS-220", a thermonuclear bomb that was tested in 1961, producing the most powerful nuclear explosion the world has known since then.A report by the American "Atomic Scientists" magazine indicates that the explosion caused by the test of the "Tsar" bomb at that time is estimated at 10 percent In addition, the destructive power of the "Caesar" bomb exceeds 3,300 times the destructive power of the "Little Boy" bomb used by the United States of America to hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.The destructive power of the "Caesar" bomb is 100 megatons, or the equivalent of detonating 100 million tons of high explosive TNT. It is the unit of measurement of the power of huge nuclear bombs, and is equivalent to one million tons of "TNT", while the destructive power of nuclear bombs is measured less in "kilotons", which is equivalent to a thousand tons "TNT".The Russian bomb can make a fireball of 197 square kilometers, which is the area of the circle that directly surrounds the site of the explosion and burns everything that falls within its surroundings, according to the site "Nicolar Seckersey", which publishes estimates of the results of any nuclear explosion by "simulation According to the site, the nuclear radiation resulting from the detonation of the "Tsar" bomb can cover an area of 153 square kilometers, while areas of 320 square kilometers are affected by atmospheric pressure equivalent to 20 times the normal levels of atmospheric pressure.Areas of up to 1420 square kilometers are also affected by atmospheric pressure equivalent to 5 times the normal atmospheric pressure, which means that the destructive power of the Russian "Tsar" bomb is unparalleled.Nuclear bombs represent the most dangerous weapon the world has known, and only the United States of America used it in 1945. Since then, major powers have raced to acquire this weapon in order to protect themselves from exposure to the same destructive scenario that Japan was subjected to at the hands of the Americans.After decades of the emergence of nuclear weapons and the possession of them by several countries, another race has emerged: the ability to launch them from land, sea and air in what is known as the "nuclear triad", which represents an unparalleled means of deterrence, confirming the state's ability to respond with an attack. With increasing talk about the danger of a third world war that could lead some countries to use nuclear weapons, it is possible to identify the possible consequences of major Western cities being bombed by the "Tsar" bomb, according to statistics from the site "Nicolar Seckercy": 3 bombs of the "Ivan the Great" (Tsar) model can destroy the decision centers in the 3 countries in a few minutes, and attacks of this type are classified as "strategic nuclear attack" Strategic nuclear weapons represent a weapon of mass destruction that is resorted to only when states are under existential threat, and it differs from tactical nuclear attacks, whose implementation depends on nuclear bombs with a low destructive capacity that can be controlled, some of which reach a power of 0.02 kilotons, or the equivalent of detonating only 20 tons of TNT, according to the website "Nicolaire". It is noteworthy that the United States of America has the second largest nuclear arsenal in the world with about 5,200 nuclear bombs, and the size of what Russia and America possess is estimated at about 90 percent of the total volume of nuclear weapons in the world.It is noteworthy that the total possession of the rest of the 7 nuclear countries is estimated at about 1,500 nuclear bombs only, including China, France, Britain, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel.
What is the destructive power of the most powerful atomic bombs in the world?
Highlights: The Russian "Tsar" bomb bears the code name "RDS-220", a thermonuclear bomb that was tested in 1961. The destructive power of the "Caesar" bomb is 100 megatons, or the equivalent of detonating 100 million tons of high explosive TNT. The Russian bomb can make a fireball of 197 square kilometers, which is the area of the circle that directly surrounds the site of the explosion and burns everything that falls within its surroundings. The nuclear radiation resulting from the detonation of the 'Tsar' bomb can cover an area of 153 square kilometers. 3 bombs of this type can destroy the decision centers in the 3 countries in a few minutes.
There are 9 nuclear countries in the world that possess more than 12,<> atomic bombs, a few of which are enough to destroy the planet several times, the most dangerous of which is the Russian "Ivan the Great" bomb (Tsar).