Re: [Epic] Nukes in Epic universe

From: Krazy Kat <wilskenn_at_...>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 09:21:16 -0600 (MDT)

On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, oki_at_... wrote:

> How do they do it ? I mean, a nuke (even a small one) will have a blast
> radius (fireball effect, heat effect, radiation effect) of kilometres.
Not nessicarily. Even now we have small tactical nukes with a nominal
yield of less than a kiloton. Some have blast radius's measured in tens
of meters.

> Comparison against Titans fusion generator meltdown would not be a good one
> - after all a nuke is meant to cause humongous damage, whereas the fusion
> generator is meant more for generating energy. Just compare Chernobyl
> disaster against Hiroshima explosion.
Good point, except that Chernobyl wasn't a fusion reactor. It was a
fission reactor. Theoreticly, when the magnetic torus that holds a fusion
reaction in place and operating is removed (damaged/destroyed), the
reaction will stop, and all the explosion will be is the superheated
plasma already in the reactor.
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