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Offline Orionblamblam

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Project Orion: the spacegoing battleship
« on: February 04, 2009, 04:50:34 pm »

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Project Orion Battleship: 1/288 scale model kit coming
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2009, 11:20:41 am »
This model was created in CAD and is to be stereolithed and made available as a kit by Fantastic Plastic in early 2010.

Some info on it:
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3276
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3261
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3251
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3237
http://up-ship.com/blog/?p=3216


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Re: Project Orion: the spacegoing battleship
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 05:33:49 pm »
One of the Orion's had a doomsday warhead of 1,600 tons?  :blink:

If I recall correctly, the most efficient nuclear warhead we ever produced was the Mk.41, which produced 5.2 or 5.6 megatons per ton, and in 1963 it was stated that we could have produced a 35 megaton warhead mountable on a Titan II (3700 kg), 50-70 megatons for the payload used on a B-52 (10,000 lbs).  With figures like that you're talking about 8.5 megatons/ton for a Titan warhead or 5-7 megatons/ton for the heavier warheads.

That's a yield of 8 - 13.6 gigatons...
That being said, I'd like to remind everybody in a manner reminiscent of the SNL bit on Julian Assange, that no matter how I die: It was murder (even if there was a suicide note or a video of me peacefully dying in my sleep); should I be framed for a criminal offense or disappear, you know to blame.