Drawing of ‘Nazi Nuke’ Uncovered

Historians working in Germany and the US claim to have found drawings of a design for a nuclear weapon designed by Nazi scientists in WWII:

The newly uncovered document was discovered after the publication of Karlsch’s book, Hitlers Bombe (Hitler’s Bomb), in which he made the nuclear test claim.

“The Nazis were far away from a ‘classic’ atomic bomb. But they hoped to combine a ‘mini-nuke’ with a rocket,” Dr Karlsch told the BBC News website.

“The military believed they needed around six months more to bring the new weapon into action. But the scientists knew better how difficult it was to get the enriched uranium required.”

The head of Nazi Germany’s nuclear energy programme was the physicist Werner Heisenberg. Though he was highly accomplished in other areas of physics, Heisenberg failed to understand a key aspect of nuclear fission chain reactions.

Drawing Uncovered of ‘Nazi Nuke’ [BBCNews]

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