Archiv: RDS-220 hydrogen bomb ("Tsar Bomb") explosion 30-10-1961

14.07.2018 - 17:25 [ BBC ]

The monster atomic bomb that was too big to use

(16.8.2017) On the morning of 30 October 1961, a Soviet Tu-95 bomber took off from Olenya airfield in the Kola Peninsula in the far north of Russia.
The Tu-95 was a specially modified version of a type that had come into service a few years earlier; a huge, swept-wing, four-engined monster tasked with carrying Russia’s arsenal of nuclear bombs.