In reply to  Jed Rothwell's message of Thu, 21 Jun 2018 16:56:04 -0400:

If all the fission energy in 20 lb. of Pu239 were released it would be over
175000 tons of TNT.
If the bomb only yields 20 tons it is incredibly inefficient. I would expect
more like 20000 tons.

>H LV <> wrote:
>The smallest nuke was the Davy Crockett weighing 76 lbs with an explosive
>> yield of 20 Tons of TNT.
>That's small! The critical mass of Pu is around 20 lb. 56 lbs of other
>What an idiotic weapon.

Robin van Spaandonk

local asymmetry = temporary success

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