Thin Man (nuclear bomb)
"Thin Man" was the code name for a proposed plutonium gun-type nuclear bomb that the United States was developing during the Manhattan Project. Its development was abandoned when it was discovered that the spontaneous fission rate of nuclear reactor-bred plutonium was too high for use in a gun-type design due to the high concentration of the isotope plutonium-240.
|Place of origin||United States|
|Designer||Los Alamos Laboratory|
|Length||17 feet (5.2 m)|
|Diameter||38 inches (97 cm)|