In the West, recognized the useless Soviet "Tsar bomb"

The Spanish daily La Vanguardia, mainly distributed in Barcelona (Catalonia autonomous community), informed its readers that the Soviet thermonuclear aerial bomb AN602, known as the “Tsar bomb” or “Kuzkina mother”, tested in 1961, “turned out to be unsuitable for real war. " After that, a series of "evidence" was given and a conclusion was drawn about the "bluffing" with which the USSR tried to intimidate the West.




The material clarifies that due to the large size of this ammunition could not be delivered over considerable distances. In addition, it is claimed that most of the released energy went into space in the form of radiation. At the same time, the leadership of the USSR was aware of the problems and tried to hide it. The socialist state simply tried to intimidate the capitalist countries by demonstrating its technological achievements. However, it was only a “massive bluff.”

It should be noted that our Spanish “partners”, perhaps due to the fact that the USSR after World War II did not reach Spain, where the fascist dictator Francisco Franco ruled (until June 1973), lacked a little outlook and understanding of reality. This is what we will try to fix. The rest of the editorial office of the Spanish newspaper can calmly learn from the memories of the surviving volunteers of the "blue division" who went to help the Third Reich fight against the USSR.

The thing is that when on October 30, 1961, the Tu-95V strategic bomber dropped this thermonuclear munition at the Sukhoi Nos nuclear test site (Novaya Zemlya Island), no one was going to use it in the future in this form, due to its significant weight and size features. It was an experiment (research), the achievements of which formed the basis of new products (ammunition), which were then produced in series. Thank you for the group of nuclear physicists, who worked under the direction of Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR I.V. Kurchatov.


The AN602 bomb really became the most powerful explosive device ever created by man. Explosion energy is estimated at 57 to 58,6 megatons of TNT. And if, God forbid, such tests were passed not on Novaya Zemlya, located beyond the Arctic Circle, but, say, on the Iberian Peninsula, now there would have been completely different flora and fauna. So AN602 saved the world, and the Spanish "partners" should be glad and grateful.
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  1. Arkharov Offline
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 2 November 2019 15: 38
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    Well, we still recognized it 50 years ago.
  2. sgrabik Offline
    sgrabik (Sergei) 2 November 2019 16: 36
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    Well, the Americans also had similar bombs, which were created in unit quantities for a frightening effect, had plenty to do with why to write these nonsense, all this absolutely does not prove anything.
    1. Aleksey Glotov Offline
      Aleksey Glotov (alexey glotov) 3 November 2019 12: 11
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      The Americans did not have atomic bombs of such power ... for Spain, one such bomb would be enough for the eyes ... after its explosion, there would be no Blue Division then, in principle.
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  4. I heard that the Pskov blue division was robbing the entire occupation.
  5. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 3 November 2019 10: 29
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    That's right, the bomb is useless for NATO countries. Because all NATO preparations for an attack on the USSR and, in the future, on Russia, become and remain useless. And for us - a great benefit. The existence of the bomb cools and restrains many of the hotheads who visit the thought of an attack on the USSR and Russia.
  6. Nikolaevich I Offline
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 3 November 2019 13: 18
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    The fact that, they say, it was impossible to use the "king bomb" in the "original" form ... all this is "garbage"! It could be! And it’s not necessary to hang it on the Tu-95! On the fly, you can offer several options for the use of the "Tsar bomb" ...: and as a "land mine" by land forces, marine variants (ship and "submarine" ...), An-124 ....
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 3 November 2019 15: 14
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      Over the years, a lot has changed. 60 megatons can be delivered to the “consumer" without problems on ICBMs. Free shipping. For the consumer.
    2. sgrabik Offline
      sgrabik (Sergei) 3 November 2019 16: 04
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      What kind of An-124 are you writing here, we are talking about the events of 1961.
      1. Nikolaevich I Offline
        Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) 4 November 2019 03: 09
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        I had in mind the "analogue" ... In the end, creating the next airliner or transporter, it was possible to provide a wide-body aircraft, "suitable" for the thermonuclear "mega-miracle" ...
  7. oracul Offline
    oracul (leonid) 5 November 2019 08: 09
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    Human stupidity gives an idea of ​​infinity.

    It was not said by me, but noticed precisely. The Spaniards are making a contribution to confirm these words.