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11 MK 6 Thermonuclear Bomb

11 MK VI Thermonuclear Bomb

Mk VI Thermonuclear Bomb:

Length: 10 feet, 8 inches
Diameter: 5 feet, 1 inches
Weight: 8,500lbs
Weight of Fissionable Plutonium:
Explosive Yield: 8-160 Kilotons
Configuration: Plutonium implosion bomb
Delivery Method: Convair B-36, Boeing B-47, Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, airburst or ground contact fuse
Est. # of Mk 6 Nuclear Weapons Produced: 1,100
Production Date: 1951-1955, retired in 1962