Nuclear Weapons in 1945 and 2015 in Comparison

August 12th, 2015
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy

Last Thursday marked 70 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Follow up:

Last Thursday marked 70 years since the US dropped an atomic bomb named "Little Boy" on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Three days later, Nagasaki was also the target of an atomic bomb named "Fat Man". These remain the only wartime nuclear attacks in history. How do those two weapons compare to the most powerful warheads in the world today?

This chart shows the estimated yield of nuclear weapons in kilotons, TNT equivalent.

Infographic: Nuclear weapons in 1945 and 2015 in comparison | Statista
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