Flashcards in Development of weapons Deck (32):
When did the USSR successfully test their first nuclear bomb?
28th August 1949
What was the first USSR nuclear bomb called and what type was it?
Where was the first USSR nuclear bomb tested?
North East Kazakhstan
What had been the USA prediction for when the USSR would successfully test a nuclear bomb?
When did Truman announce that the USA would start building a hydrogen bomb?
How did a hydrogen bomb differ from the current nuclear weapons/
Used nuclear fusion
5x more powerful explosion than one using nuclear fission
When did the USA first successfully test a hydrogen bomb and what was it called?
What was the advantage of a Lithium bomb to a hydrogen bomb?
Did not need to be refrigerated
Easier to store and deploy
When did the USSR Successfully test a lithium bomb?
When did the USA successfully test a lithium bomb?
1st march 1954
What were the different strengths of the nuclear bombs the two superpowers tested?
Ivy Mike -USA- November 1952 - 10 megatons
Joe 4 - USSR - August 1953 - 400 Kilotons
Castle Bravo - USA - March 1954 - 15 megatons
RDS-37 - USSR - November 1955 - 1.6 megatons
Tsar Bomba - USSR - October 1961 - 50 megatons
What was the first bomber with intercontinental range and when was it created?
What was SAC?
Strategic air command
USA's main nuclear weapons strike force
bomber on 24 hour alert
What was the USSR's response to the B52?
created in 1956
copied the b52 design
When was the first ICBM tested and by who?
When was sputnik launched?
4th october 1957
first space sattelite
When was sputnik II launched and what was significant about it?
3rd November 1957
with a dog - Laika
Who was the first man in space and when?
Yuri Gagarin in Vostok 1
What was the problem with USSR's nuclear weapons in 1957?
Their powerful weapons such as the Tsar Bomba could not be massed produced
When was the first USA satellite launched and what was it?
When was the first USA icbm?
What did Eisenhower do in 1958?
Increased funding for science education and research
When was the first submarine launched nuclear missile deployed?
When was NASA created and what does it stand for?
National Aeronautical Space Administartion
strategic bombers in 1956
USA - 560
USSR - 60
strategic bombers in 1960
USA - 550
USSR - 175
strategic bombers in 1965
USA - 630
USSR - 200
USA atomic bombs
1950 - 288
1955 - 2422
1962 - 27100
ICBM's in 1960
USA - 20
USSR - 30
ICBM's in 1964
USA - 835
USSR - 200
SLBM's (submarine missiles) in 1962
USA - 145