Comparison of 1945 nuclear weapons vs. modern warheads

It is 71 years since the first use of nuclear weapons, when US dropped an atomic bomb named “Little Boy” on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

Three days later, Nagasaki was also the target of an atomic bomb named “Fat Man”. These remain the only wartime nuclear attacks in history. How do those two weapons compare to the most powerful warheads in the world today? Read more in one of Statista’s recent independent features.

This chart shows the estimated yield of nuclear weapons in kilotons, TNT equivalent.

Source Protothema
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