In 1939 the Manhattan Project was started. The Manhattan project eventually gave us the precedents to the incredible and terrifying weapon known commonly as "a nuke" or "a nuclear bomb"

During the Manhattan Project a bomb was detonated in the Arizona deserts. That bomb is said to have started the nuclear weaponry phase. Was there an official name for that bomb, aside from "the Trinity test"? if so what was the name of the bomb. (similar to Little-boy and Fatman dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima)

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    Please check Wikipedia before asking to avoid having the question closed as trivial.
    – MCW
    Jan 24 '18 at 14:02
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    Last I checked, the Trinity site, situated on the White Sands Missile Range, was still in the state of New Mexico.
    – Jon Custer
    Jan 24 '18 at 15:08
  • I looked for an hour on wikipedia but I couldn’t find the name of the bomb. They never specifically list it. Jan 25 '18 at 6:56

From the entry on the Trinity test:

The test was of an implosion-design plutonium device, informally nicknamed "The Gadget", of the same design as the Fat Man bomb later detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, on August 9, 1945.

The name is quite fitting as you can see from this picture at The Manhatten Project, an Interactive History

enter image description here

see also:Trinity Test -1945

  • Wow! Thats insane!!! Thanks so much for your answer, I will be reading up on it with the links you provided. Jan 25 '18 at 6:57

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