Fat Man Atom Bomb 3D Printed (x5)
Fat Man Atom Bomb 3D Printed (x5)

Fat Man Atom Bomb 3D Printed (x5)

Your Price:$3.95
18 In Stock
Part Number:HBG-3DP-0023

Qty: 5

3d printed in Grey

Size: 29mm long

"Fat Man" was the codename for the nuclear bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was the second of the only two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare, the first being Little Boy, and its detonation marked the third nuclear explosion in history. It was built by scientists and engineers at Los Alamos Laboratory using plutonium from the Hanford Site, and it was dropped from the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar piloted by Major Charles Sweeney.

The name Fat Man refers to the early design of the bomb because it had a wide, round shape; it was also known as the Mark III. Fat Man was an implosion-type nuclear weapon with a solid plutonium core. The first of that type to be detonated was the Gadget in the Trinity nuclear test less than a month earlier on 16 July at the Alamogordo Bombing and Gunnery Range in New Mexico. Two more were detonated during the Operation Crossroads nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll in 1946, and some 120 were produced between 1947 and 1949, when it was superseded by the Mark 4 nuclear bomb. The Fat Man was retired in 1950.

(more on Wiki HERE)

Customer submitted House Rules:

  • I think an idea for the Atomic Bomb rule might be a "Secret Delivery", where the country that is wanting to deploy/drop one on the enemy must declare that "the bomb is ready", and then write down a safe (and secret) journey for the bomb, by ship, truck, or transport plane, including the launching point that must use a bomber. (This mirrors what the USS Indianapolis had to do in '45.) They must get it from their Capital Region to within 3 spaces of the target. On the following turn, they can launch the attack, with a bomber, from an airfield. Of course, if the enemy captures a territory where the bomb is, then it is destroyed, safely, of course. This ensures that the player who is using the nuke will have to provide a strong enough corridor to keep the investment safe. (The bomb should cost 3 rounds of 10 IPP's, after researching the technology, of course.) Too many times, nukes are simply built and detonated without any chance of failure in the journey, when, in fact, that was the most perilous moment for it.



5 Stars
Fat Man, or "The Gadget"
Excellent 3D prints of this iconic bomb. I didn't buy them for any game though, I'm taking them with me when I visit the Trinity Site in October 2021, so I can take pictures of them on the historic marker/obelisk there. Well worth the purchase price, like just about everything from HBG!
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