Made in: USSR
Dimensions: 332,5 × 150 mm
Weight: 1200 kg
Materials: aluminium, glass
Colors: light blue, grey, black, yellow
Tags: russiamakes, россияделаетсама, polytech, политех, рдс, featured
RDS-1 is the first Soviet atomic bomb, was 3.7 m long, 1.5 m wide, weighed 4.6 tons and had a TNT equivalent of 22 kilotons. The nuclear explosion was triggered by an automated system that ensured the explosion occurred at the necessary point on its trajectory. The successful test of the first Soviet nuclear bomb was performed at 7:00 AM on 29 August 1949 at the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakh SSR. The testing of RDS-1 was supervised by Yulii Khariton.