May 16, 2019 | Visual

Iranian Nuclear Weapon Schematic

May 16, 2019 | Visual

Iranian Nuclear Weapon Schematic

Schematic with translation

An Iranian schematic (with translation), from the Nuclear Archive, of a levitated nuclear weapon design, i.e. one with an air gap and flyer plate to increase compression of the core, based on the use of weapon-grade uranium

Iran was planning to make 5 nuclear weapons. Read our full report on this, or the summary. “Project 110” under the Amad Plan was in charge of the production of the nuclear weapons (see organizational chart).

* Information on the main charge can also be found in the shock wave generator report.

Graphic: Iranian Nuclear Weapon Schematic, Institute for Science and International Security & FDD

Reports on Key Individual Components

Shock wave generator, report

Flyer plate, report

Uranium 235 core, full report and summary

Neutron source (uranium deuteride initiator), report


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