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  • n. Plural form of kiloton.

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Examples

  • And it has a yield of twelve hundred kilotons, which is more than enough for our purposes.

    The Omega Theory

  • We needed at least five hundred kilotons, which is beyond what a simple uranium bomb can generate.

    The Omega Theory

  • The atomic bombs dropped on Japan were primitive by modern standards: Each weighed more than four tons and produced yields (explosive output) between fifteen and twenty kilotons, that is, an amount of energy equal to the detonation of fifteen thousand to twenty thousand tons of TNT.

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  • “The MADM had a relatively low yield for a nuclear weapon (1-15 kilotons)”

    nuclear landmine | My[confined]Space

  • The MADM had a relatively low yield for a nuclear weapon (1-15 kilotons) though in human terms it would still be increadibly powerful.

    nuclear landmine | My[confined]Space

  • The energy that was released from the bomb on Hiroshima was equal to 13 kilotons of TNT, that is: 13 × 4 × 1012 = 5 × 1013 joules. 1 kiloton is a thousand tons, is 106 kilograms.

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  • The U.S. intelligence community believes that North Korea tested a nuclear device last month with an explosive yield of several kilotons, considerably more powerful than its first test nearly three years ago.

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  • They estimated that the strength of the explosion was between ten and fifteen kilotons, about the same as the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

    The Omega Theory

  • An Orion-type launch would require about 800 nuclear explosion of about .15 kilotons each.

    New Project Orion Takeoff | My[confined]Space

  • One fully loaded Trident submarine carries 192 warheads, each designed to explode with the power of 475 kilotons of TNT force.

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