Chapter 25. America Mobilizes for war. Selective Service. Production in America. Prefab Construction Labor force kicked in and women went to work – “Rosie the Riveter”. Technologies role in World War II President set up the OSRD – Office of Scientific Research and Development.
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America Mobilizes for war
Atomic Destruction10 Kiloton 1 Megaton 20 Megaton1) 0.5 Miles 2.5 Miles 8.75 Miles2) 1 Mile 3.75 Miles 14 Miles3) 1.75 Miles 6.5 Miles 27 Miles4) 2.5 Miles 7.75 Miles 31 Miles5) 3 Miles 10 Miles 35 MilesAirburst – 1,980 Feet Airburst – 8,000 Feet Airburst – 17,500 Feet1) Vaporization Point – Everything is Vaporized by the atomic blast 98% Fatalities Over pressure=25psi wind Velocity=320mph2) Total Destruction – All structures above ground destroyed 90% Fatalities Overpressure=17psi Wind Velocity=2903) Severe Blast Damage – Factories and large scale buildings collapse. Damage Bridges. Rivers flow counter current. 65% Fatalities Overpressure=9psi Wind Velocity= 260mph
Atomic Explosion Cont’d10 Kiloton 1 Megaton 20 Megaton1) 0.5 Miles 2.5 Miles 8.75 Miles2) 1 Mile 3.75 Miles 14 Miles3) 1.75 Miles 6.5 Miles 27 Miles4) 2.5 Miles 7.75 Miles 31 Miles5) 3 Miles 10 Miles 35 Miles4) Severe Heat Damage – Everything Flammable Burns. People in area suffocate due to the fact that most available oxygen is consumed by the fires. 50% Fatalities 45% Injured Overpressure=6psi wind Velocity=140 mph5) Severe Fire and Wind Damage – Residency structures are severely damaged. People are blown around. 2nd and 3rd degree burns suffered by most survivors. 15% Dead 50% Injured Overpressure=3psi Wind Velocity=98 mph