What if Singapore is Nuke

If a Nuke detonates over Singapore

Nuclear detonations create mass fires or firestorms, which are set simultaneously over very large areas. Unlike ordinary fires, which burn in a line and only have a fraction of a square mile burning at any given time, everything burns at the same time within the area of a firestorm.

What happens when a 550 kiloton strategic nuclear weapon exploded over a large city and under average weather conditions?

  • Instantly start fires over a total area of about 200 square kilometers,
  • Enormous volumes of hot air would rise rapidly over the fire zone and creating a huge chimney effect,
  • This in turn will cause incoming air from outside the fire zone to be sucked in towards the fire’s center from all directions.
  • These winds would fan the fires, causing them to increase in intensity and spread, generating still larger volumes of hot rising air, which would accelerate the incoming winds to hurricane force.

These superheated, inrushing winds would drive the flames from burning buildings horizontally towards the ground, filling city streets with hot flames and firebrands, and causing the fire to jump hundreds of feet to engulf anything that was not yet violently burning.

Average air temperatures in the firestorm would quickly rise to well above the boiling point of water. The entire fire zone would become a huge hurricane of fire from which there would be no escape.

Anyone in the streets would be incinerated, and those seeking shelter in basements would either be suffocated or die from the heat.

Effect of a 1.2 megatons nuclear detonation over Singapore

Effect of a 1.2 megatons nuclear detonation over Singapore

The diagram shows the effect of a B83 bomb with a yield of 1.2 megatons dropped from a B2 bomber in the middle of Singapore.

B83 nuclear bomb

B83 nuclear bomb

Looks like I’m toast. I live in the middle of Singapore. Probably the only viable way to survive is to avoid living in the cities and provided nobody gone trigger-happy and launch nuclear weapons everywhere.

The B83 nuclear weapon is a variable-yield gravity bomb developed by the United States in the late 1970s, entering service in1983.

Dimensions of B83 bomb:

  • Length : 3.67m
  • Diameter : 457 mm
  • Weight: 1,100kg
  • Yield: Variable up to 1.2 megatons of TNT
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