replica Atomic Bomb
by Damian Andrus
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Here is the 1:1 replica of the ‘Fat Man’ bomb that my company
constructed for the Bradbury Science Museum in Los Alamos, New
Mexico, USA. The addition of this replica to our 'Little Boy'
completes the accurate representations of the first and only atomic
bombs deployed in combat.
Delivery and installation took place on 26 February 2007.
This unit replaces a later version of the 'Fat Man' design that had
been on display at the museum for a number of years. Due to
classification concerns the Mark III was removed to a secure area.
My company, Synthetic Authentics of Alba, Texas, in conjunction with
Rob Pfaff, Mineola Pipe and Steel Fabricators – Mineola, Texas, were
contracted to provide an accurate historical representation of the
F-31 Fat Man combat unit dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, 9 August 1945.
We worked from de-classified period plans, photographs and
interviews with surviving members of the assembly team and mission
members to produce a highly accurate copy of the original unit. This
replica is constructed primarily of steel, fiberglass, aluminum and
Synthetic Authentics has some interesting projects in store for the
future. We’ll keep everyone advised as they develop.
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Copyright © 2007 by Damian
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09 April, 2007
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