Computer, Nuclear Bomb Effects


Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This specialized slide rule was included in the back of a book "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons," to illustrate to specialists and interested lay members of the public what kind of destruction could be expected from the detonation of a hydrogen bomb. The book, with its accompanying slide rule, was widely distributed to libraries inthe U.S. The information contained in them was not classified.

Collection Item Long Description:

Inventory Number


Credit Line

Transfer from Atomic Energy Commission


Country of Origin

United States of America


  • Plastic
  • Coating
  • Copper Alloy


3-D: 13.3 × 13.3cm (5 1/4 × 5 1/4 in.)

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum


INSTRUMENTS-Computers, General Purpose