|atomic bomb or atom bomb|
|Compare fusion bomb A-bomb, Also called: fission bomb a type of bomb in which the energy is provided by nuclear fission. Uranium-235 and plutonium-239 are the isotopes most commonly used in atomic bombs|
|atom bomb or atom bomb|
A very destructive bomb that derives its explosive power from the fission of atomic nuclei. Atomic bombs usually have plutonium 239 or uranium 235 as their fissionable material. Also called atom bomb.