Top 10 Most Powerful Nuclear Explosions

Nuclear war is something for which everyone should be prepared at all times. The advent of nuclear and the most powerful atomic bombs had started right after the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States. The effects of the atomic and nuclear explosions go way beyond our thinking. These effects do not only annihilate the area where the bomb is dropped, but also comes to effectuate the nearby localities and residences. In the past a number of nuclear tests have been made, most of which have never been recorded for a number of purposes. Here are the top 10 most powerful nuclear explosions.

10. Little Boy Nuclear Bomb

9. Ivy Mike Nuclear Explosion

8. Fat Man Atomic Bomb

7. Hurricane atomic bomb

6. Mark-36 Nuclear Explosion

5. Mark-21 Nuclear Explosion

4. B-53 Nuclear Bomb

3. Castle Bravo Hydrogen Bomb

2. B-41 Atomic Bomb

1. Tsar Bomba


This bomb was tested by the Russians using more than 50 megatons of TNT and a number of other materials, thus making this nuclear explosion as the most powerful of them all. Tsar Bomba is indeed the most powerful atomic and nuclear bomb ever made.

4 Responses to “Top 10 Most Powerful Nuclear Explosions”

  1. Kyo Zero

    Nov 04. 2012

    Why is Little Boy and Fat Man here? They are nowhere near the most powerful bombs…not by any stretch of the imagination

    • Syed

      Nov 04. 2012

      Thanks for your comment, they have been included in the list, as the title of the article is top 10 most powerful nuclear explosions, so in lines with the title, only those atomic and nuclear bombs have been included which have been tested from time to time.

  2. max

    Nov 17. 2012

    They did not use “50 megatons of TNT” the explosion of the bomb was equal to 50 megatons