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A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that works by altering the structure of atomic nuclei. This releases far more energy than the chemical changes that power conventional explosives. Primitive atomic weapons split uranium or plutonium atoms; more sophisticated ones fuse isotopes of hydrogen into helium. Nuclear weapon yield is measured in thousands or millions of tonnes of TNT (equivalent), typically producing an intense burst of radiation and lingering contamination ('fallout') as well as thermal and blast effects. Earth's first nuclear weapons were produced by the United States in 1945.

In 2009, UNIT attempted to fire nuclear weapons at the Sontaran flagship to prevent the Sontaran invasion of Earth, but this was thwarted by a clone of Martha Jones. (DW: The Poison Sky)

On Skaro, nuclear weapons were used early on in the Thousand Year War. (DW: Genesis of the Daleks)

Nuclear weapons were also used in the war between the Argolins and the Foamasi. (DW: The Leisure Hive)

On Alrakis, Tonska rebels used a nuclear bomb to destroy Zaniah's laboratories, inadvertently allowing a Cerunnos to escape to Earth. (VD: ...And Eternity in an Hour)

On Mars, a nuclear device was used by Adelaide Brooke to destroy Bowie Base One after an infection known as The Flood broke loose. (DW: The Waters of Mars

On Sunday, a Swamp Monster attempted to blow itself up with a nuclear weapon; thus spreading itself across the Galaxy. (NSA: Wetworld)

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A nuclear weapon (also called atomic or thermonuclear weapon) is an explosive device which employs either nuclear fission or nuclear fusion in order to create a destructive blast and/or emit high doses of lethal radiation.


The Vulcan species developed the technology early in their warfarring history but rather then engage in a widespread disarmament program, they instead developed lesser forms of the "dirty weapons" such as neutron weapons designed to kill organic matter but leave the resources as well as structures behind. (TOS novel: Spock's World)

Earth first developed nuclear weaponry in 1945 when the United States of America, under a program codenamed the Manhattan Project, created and detonated a device in Trinity, New Mexico. Two more nuclear bombs were then used against Japan to expedite the ending of World War II. Though the United States had only built two bombs by this point, their intention was to create the illusion that they had many more in its arsenal. (SCE eBook: Lost Time)

A test detonation of a fission weapon in 1947 enabled Quark, Rom, Nog and Odo return from that period to the present day. (DS9 episode: "Little Green Men")

The United States attempted to place a nuclear weapons platform into Earth orbit in 1968, but this plan was sabotaged by Gary Seven. (TOS episode: "Assignment: Earth")

Nuclear weapons were also extensively used during World War III.

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In 2155, the Romulans used nuclear weapons against Earth's NX-class starship Discovery, leading to it's destruction. Romulan vessels continued to carry such weapons into the 23rd century. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing), TOS episode: "Balance of Terror")

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A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. Both reactions release vast quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter; a modern thermonuclear weapon weighing little more than a thousand kilograms can produce an explosion comparable to the detonation of more than a billion kilograms of conventional high explosive.


Pre divergence

They were first used on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in August 1945 at the end of the Second World War. These two explosions could be seen as the start of the end of the world, because without them humans would never have possessed the power to wipe out entire cities. The atomic bomb, a purely fission-based weapon and the hydrogen bomb, a fission-fusion thermonuclear weapon, were both developed in the Fallout universe with hydrogen bombs being considerably more dangerous because of the sheer size of their explosive yields.

Post divergence

In the Fallout world, megaton class weapons have largely been retired by the nuclear powers in favor of much smaller yield warheads. An average strategic warhead in 2077 (with a few exceptions, such as the weapons which fell on Washington D.C. had a yield closer to that of the nuclear bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki) had a yield of 200-750 kilotons, with a massive increase in radioactive fallout in place of thermal shock, much like a neutron bomb in our own world. However, despite the apparent reduction in raw explosive power, this arsenal was far more dangerous to the Earth's ecosystem, as it deposited far greater amounts of fallout in the atmosphere than had been been assumed.[1]

China, the United States, the Soviet Union, the European Commonwealth's member states and other countries around the world possessed massive nuclear stockpiles and when the Great War began on October 23, 2077, they sent them skyward, on bombers and intercontinental ballistic missiles. Entire continents were swallowed in flames and fell under the boiling oceans, while the EMP released from the blasts destroyed electronics worldwide.



In Fallout, the Glow is testament to the horror of nuclear war, a radioactive hellhole destroyed by a direct nuclear hit. In the same game, the Vault Dweller also discovers an unused nuke sitting in the Master's vault, to be used as last resort against an undefeatable enemy.

Fallout 2

A nuclear bomb also rests on the Enclave Oil Rig, and is, once again, used to obliterate the main enemy of the game (detonated by an explosion of the on-board nuclear reactor).

Fallout 3

Nuclear weapons feature prominently in Fallout 3, in the form of Megaton's nuke, the Fat Man and its unique variant, the Experimental MIRV, which are two tactical nuclear catapults, a warehouse full of nuclear bombs, Vertibirds with nuclear carpet bombs, a massive robot throwing nuclear bombs at everything that moves with lethal efficiency, and a gigantic mobile platform that has nuclear strike capability.

Fallout Tactics

A nuclear ICBM warhead appears first (called Plutonius) in Kansas City, worshipped by a ghoul cult. It is later used to gain entrance to Cheyenne Mountain installation, the Vault 0.

Van Buren

The B.O.M.B.-001 space station, the endgame location, was an orbital ballistic missile launch platform, that Victor Presper wanted to use to reshape the world as he envisioned it.


The yield of the weapons in the games is never explicitly stated. While it is stated that entire continents were scorched by nuclear weapons, their effects in the game are not even remotely similar to that description.

Additionally, the way the weapons are portrayed in the games is inconsistent - while in the "classic" Fallout games nuclear weapons are feared, respected and exceedingly rare (not to mention that arguably the most intelligent being in the Fallout world, the Master, is unwilling to unleash the power of atom again), in Fallout 3 they are commonplace and devoid of their traits from previous games. You can detonate a city with a nuclear bomb in the first few hours of the game, blow up cars in nuclear explosions and have a personal nuke launcher.


  1. Fallout manual, Page 1-7

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The nuclear mushroom cloud seen in the bombing of Nagasaki in World War II.

A nuclear weapon is a type of ordnance using nuclear fission and/or fusion as a source of energy.

An operational idiosyncrasy of nuclear weapons was the result of containing fissile material. Fissile material emitted a readily detectable Cherenkov Radiation signature upon exiting slipspace that negated stealth measures.[1]

The yield of a Nuclear weapon is measured in the amount of tons of "TNT" needed to generate an explosion of similar proportions.


UNSC Nuclear Ordnance

The UNSC employs a range of nuclear ordnance.

FENRIS Nuclear Warhead

The FENRIS is a type of low-yield thermonuclear device. They were slated for decommissioning but munition expenditures during the Human-Covenant War saw the survivors return to service.[verification needed]

Fury Tactical Nuclear Weapon

The Fury is a rugby ball-sized device with a yield slightly less than a megaton. It is extremely clean. It is the "Closest thing the UNSC has to a nuclear grenade."[verification needed]

HAVOK Nuclear Warhead

The HAVOK is a 30 megaton thermonuclear device. Some were delivered by ground forces during the Human-Covenant War.[verification needed]


The HORNET is a 30 megaton space mine. The devices are stealthy and carried aboard UNSC Prowlers.[verification needed]


The NOVA is a strategic device. It consists of 9 nuclear warheads encased in a lithium triteride shell, which is compressed during detonation, boosting the yield "a hundred-fold" [2]. A single NOVA has enough power to cause complete devastation on a planetary scale, and can destroy orbiting moons and Naval fleets.

Shiva-class Nuclear Missile

The Shiva is a type of starship ordnance. Its warhead may be removed and carried by a C709 Longsword-class Interceptor.[verification needed]


  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, chapter 22
  2. Halo: First Strike, page 180

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"Jughead" was the nickname of a twenty ton hydrogen bomb brought to the Island in 1954 by the United States Army. In 1977, the bomb's primary (fission) device was detonated at the Swan site concurrent with the Incident. ("Jughead")


Under Hostile control

Faraday investigates Jughead. ("Jughead")

In 1954, the US Army set up a tent camp at the Mesa, hanging Jughead from a wooden firing tower in preparation for undisclosed tests. Before these tests could be conducted, the Others, including Richard Alpert and Charles Widmore, attacked the camp, killing all the Army personnel and taking control of Jughead. When a time-traveling Daniel Faraday arrived, he noticed that one of the Others had radiation burns and concluded that the casing of the bomb had cracked. He convinced Richard to allow him to deactivate the bomb, and he was allowed to inspect Jughead under the supervision of his unknowing mother, Eloise Hawking. Upon doing so, he confirmed his suspicion that the casing was cracked and frantically instructed her to patch the hole with lead and then bury the bomb in concrete.

Faraday once again traveled in time before he could confirm that his mother would follow his instructions. ("Jughead")

Hidden underground

Sawyer asks Richard if he buried the bomb. ("LaFleur")

In 1974, Sawyer asked Richard (who had come to the barracks to confront the DHARMA Initiative after two of his men had gone missing) if his people had buried the bomb. Richard was surprised that Sawyer knew about the bomb, but did not answer the question. ("LaFleur")

When Daniel returned to the Island in 1977, he said he believed that the Incident could be prevented if Jughead was detonated, halting construction of the Swan. Upon arriving at the camp and demanding to know where the bomb was being kept, Daniel was shot dead by his own mother. ("The Variable") Upon realizing what she had done, Eloise Hawking enlisted the aid of Jack, Richard, and later Sayid to find the hydrogen bomb in order to follow through with Daniel's plan.
Jughead in the tunnels ("Follow the Leader")
She informed them that the bomb had been buried in 1957, on Daniel's advice and was underground beneath the Barracks. Sayid was concerned that she was only interested in the plan as a way to destroy the DHARMA Initiative, however, Jack believed that it was beneficial to them, therefore her interests were irrelevant.

The group came upon a pond near the Others camp where an underwater passage led to a series of "tunnels" as described by Richard (which had architecture similar to the Temple). The hydrogen bomb was found preserved within these halls. ("Follow the Leader")


Sayid removes Jughead's core. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Notes from Daniel's journal helped Sayid to discover that the bomb's core would be all that was needed to create a nuclear explosion. Using the journal as a guide, Sayid removed Jughead's core and placed it in his satchel. Jack and Sayid then escaped the tunnels through the Barracks with Jughead, though Sayid was shot by Roger Linus, despite Sayid's warning that he was carrying a nuclear device. Jack and Sayid were then rescued by Miles, Jin and Hurley in a DHARMA van, who transported them to the Swan construction site, despite resistance from Sawyer, Juliet, and Kate, who eventually agreed to let Jack detonate the bomb.

Jack drops the bomb's core. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

Jack volunteered to drop the bomb into the pit made by the Swan's drill, because the bomb was impact-triggered and would go off upon hitting the bottom. After a brief shootout ending in a standoff, Jack dropped the bomb into the pit after the drill hit a pocket of energy, and, with the rest of his friends, awaited their fate. However, nothing happened because the bomb failed to detonate.

Juliet detonates Jughead. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")

The bottom of the pit suddenly became incredibly magnetized, dragging all surrounding metal objects into itself. Juliet, who was ensnared by some chains, was dragged into the hole despite Sawyer and Kate's best efforts. Other DHARMA workers were killed by the flying metal objects. At the bottom of the pit, Juliet awakened, somehow still alive, and found the core of Jughead intact beside her. Picking up a rock, she smashed the thermonuclear core eight times before the bomb finally exploded in a flash of white. ("The Incident, Parts 1 & 2")


  • The term "jughead" refers to a foolish or stupid person; Jughead Jones is one of the main characters in Archie comics.
  • "Jughead" was the code name for an actual liquid-fuel nuclear device prepared for use as part of Operation Castle, involving a series of nuclear tests which took place at Bikini Atoll in 1954. The actual "Jughead" bomb was part of Operation Castle Yankee. It was scheduled to be the primary bomb at the Castle Yankee test site, however after the success of the solid-fuel bomb at the Castle Bravo test, Jughead was decommissioned and replaced with the more advanced "Runt II" solid-fuel bomb. [1]
    • A picture of the actual Jughead:[2]
  • Jughead appears to be a Mark 16 nuclear bomb. The Mark 16 is more properly designated TX-16/EC-16 as it only existed in Experimental/Emergency Capability versions. The TX-16 bomb was 61.4 inches in diameter, 296.7 inches long, and weighed 39,000 to 42,000 pounds. Design yield was 6-8 megatons. Five units were manufactured in January 1954, and deployed in an interim "emergency capability" role with the designation EC-16. By April 1954 they were all retired.

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  • Why was the bomb leaking radioactive material if it was so new?
  • Would the leaking affect whether the bomb will detonate, or the force of an explosion?
  • What was leaking from the shell of the bomb but not from the core that Sayid and Jack carried around?
  • What kind of damage would result from a 6-8 megaton hydrogen bomb?
  • What happens to the radioactive bomb casing underneath the Barracks?

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Nuclear bomb
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The Mandalorians

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Usage and history


Missiles with nuclear warheads explode over Serroco.

Nuclear bombs were powerful explosives capable of ruining neighborhoods or cities and left residue radiation after they detonated.



The Mandalorians used nuclear devices at the Battle of Serroco and on Jebble during the Mandalorian Wars.

Leia Organa believed the planet Shiva IV to have been the setting for a devastating war in which nuclear bombs had been used. Imperial General Sk'ar later tried to bombard the planet with anti-matter bombs, but was stopped by the Rebel Alliance.

A nuclear weapon was used to destroy the inaptly-named Imperial-class Star Destroyer Invincible.

It was said that HAVw A6 Juggernauts could produce heat on the level of a nuclear bomb.[1]

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