Physicist Norris Bradbury (left) with atomic bomb 'Gadget', 15 Jul 1945

Caption     Physicist Norris Bradbury (left) with atomic bomb 'Gadget', 15 Jul 1945 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Department of Energy
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Photos on Same Day 15 Jul 1945
Photos at Same Place Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States
Added By C. Peter Chen
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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Ariel Arcebido says:
18 Jul 2010 01:47:43 PM

funny name for a bomb. They were so paranoid back then naming it a bomb would probably attract enemy spies.
2. don says:
17 Sep 2011 07:48:21 AM

Funnily enough, by this time the Russians, using Klaus Fuchs, David Greenglass and Harry Gold among others, had already stolen most of the information they needed to jump-start their own atom bomb program...it seems we only keep information from Americans with our needless classification of everything and anything.
3. don says:
17 Sep 2011 07:49:38 AM

I don't think it was an official name, rather it was one that Los Alamos scientists coined for it.
4. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Nov 2015 07:43:30 PM

Don is right. The official name for this device was "Trinity" but the Los Alamos scientists came to call it the "gadget."

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