Chinese nuclear test No. 6


Chinese nuclear test No. 6

Chinese nuclear test No. 6 was the sixth Chinese nuclear weapons test, detonated on 17 June, 1967. It was China's first test of a full-scale thermonuclear device. It was a dropped from a Hong-6 (Chinese manufactured Tu-16) and was parachute-retarded for an airburst at 2960 meters. The bomb was a two-stage device with a boosted U-235 primary and U-238 pusher. The yield was 3 megatons. It was a fully-functional hydrogen bomb, tested only 32 months after China had made its first fission device.

See also

* List of Chinese nuclear tests
* China space program

References

*Norris, Robert, Burrows, Andrew, Fieldhouse, Richard. "Nuclear Weapons Databook, Volume V, British, French and Chinese Nuclear Weapons". San Francisco, Westview Press, 1994, ISBN 0-8133-1612-X


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