It's the Russians too ... (translated by Google)
Btw, till 2009 I knew nothing about this "Tzar H-Bomb".
More precisely, I was never interested to know anything about it.
16.12.2008 #191-192 - "Narodnaya Volya" (a bielorussian newspaper)
Author: Nikolai Grechanik, a former Soviet military pilot, Brest
Day 30 October 1961 was not included in the calendar of the USSR as a day of
national pride Soviet people, but was proud of what. About the Record -
sinister, of course, but in many displaced - then we have not learned.
October 30, 1961 in a clear sky over New Earth lit up a second sun! It
burned 70 seconds, illuminating huge snowy archipelago piercing glare. It
was the most powerful in the world thermonuclear explosion of air power more
than 50 megatons of TNT.
To explode "Tsar Bomb" began to prepare for the five years ahead of the day.
However, the in the language of the military was called the Atomic Bomb
quite prosaic - "Article 202".
Eight-meter diameter of two meters of product weighed 26 tons! To pick up in
the air such a machine, required special modifications, long-range strategic
Bomber "Tu-95". Choose the best type of suspension - "polunaruzhny"
In this case, the language of the documents, "bomb bay doors were modified
to hull form products with drowning them inside the fuselage. "According to
the plan test bomb had exploded in the air above the ground. For this had to