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09. Duplicate "Fat Man"

Nicknamed "Fat Man," the plutonium bomb that destroyed Nagasaki used a different technology from the Hiroshima uranium bomb. Fat Man'[s trigger mechanism became the prototype for modern nuclear warheads. Paul Wagner, left, is public relations officer for the Department of Energy at Pantex, and Charles Poole, right, is plant manager for Mason & Hanger-Silas Mason. Administration Building, Pantex Nuclear Weapons Final Assembly Plant, Carson County, Texas. August 10, 1982.

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