Bombs – Weapons of Mass Destruction

Nimisha Vaidy


The first major war of the 21st century between Russia and Ukraine has piqued the interest of the common man in the weapons of mass destruction utilized by both sides. Atom bombs, vacuum bombs, TNT, etc. have become routine themes of conversation once again. But few are aware about the science involved in these devices.

Bombs can be classified into the following four key types:

1.    Fission or atom bomb
2.    Fusion or hydrogen bomb
3.    Electromagnetic Pulse or E-bomb
4.    Thermobaric or Vacuum bomb

Other bombs include chemical bombs, letter bomb, IED (Improvised Explosive Device), and many more…read more on NOPR