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The Biggest Nuclear Bomb in the World

In this article, we explore the top 10 most dangerous nuclear bombs in the world. With the threat of nuclear warfare looming, it's essential to understand the destructive capabilities of these weapons and the impact they could have on global affairs. From the biggest nuclear bomb in the world, Tsar Bomba, to the B83 Nuclear Bomb, we'll closely examine these dangerous weapons and their explosive power. But it's not just the raw power of these bombs that makes them dangerous. There are also the lasting impacts of nuclear fallout and radiation that can devastate communities for years to come. So join us as we delve into the terrifying world of nuclear bombs and the devastation they can inflict. Don't forget to like and subscribe for more content like this!

Tsar Bomba was The Biggest Nuclear Bomb in the World
Biggest nuclear weapons by country

Most Dangerous Nuclear Weapons

The nine nuclear power states have over 12,700 nuclear warheads, of which 9,400 are in active military stockpiles. Most of these are many times more powerful than the nuclear weapon dropped on Hiroshima. Nuclear arsenals are expected to grow over the coming decade, and nuclear weapon technology continues to advance. Keep watching to see the most dangerous nuclear weapons in existence today.

An average nuclear warhead could kill hundreds of thousands, with lasting and devastating humanitarian and environmental consequences. Detonating just one nuclear weapon alone over New York would cause over 500,000 immediate fatalities. Many more would die of exposure, and the region would remain uninhabitable for decades.

What destruction would the most dangerous warheads create? Keep reading to find out!


The RS-28 Sarmat II, Russia's newest intercontinental ballistic missile, has an explosive yield of 50 megatons of TNT. This is 3000 times more destructive than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.

Russia - The Biggest Nuclear Bomb in the World

Tsar Bomba isn’t just Russia’s largest nuclear bomb but was the most giant nuclear bomb ever detonated, yielding an explosion equivalent to 57 megatons of TNT. This is ten times more powerful than all weaponry combined during World War II.

United States

Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have demonstrated that it is theoretically possible to build a nuclear bomb more than 100 times as powerful as Tsar Bomba.

To date, the most powerful nuclear bomb ever developed by the United States, with a maximum yield of 25 megatons of TNT, was the B41.

The largest nuclear weapon in the current United States arsenal is the B83. The B83 is a variable-yield thermonuclear gravity bomb with a maximum yield of 1.2 megatons of TNT. In 2023 the Biden administration declared that it plans to retire B83.

The largest nuclear device ever detonated by the United States was Castle Bravo, which yielded 15 megatons.


The Dongfeng 5 or DF-5 is a 3-stage Chinese intercontinental ballistic missile with a payload of 3 to 5 megatons.

The DF-41 (or CSS-X-10) is believed to be operational. The DF-41 is a fourth-generation Chinese solid-fuelled road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile and the latest generation of the Dongfeng series strategic missiles developed by China. It is designed to carry Multiple independently targetable nuclear warheads.


The M51 is a long-range, submarine-launched ballistic missile. The French Navy successfully tested a next-generation M51 submarine-launched ballistic missile on April 19, 2023, stirring up headlines around the globe.

United Kingdom

Britain has Trident, and it has four nuclear submarines. Each sub carries eight missiles, each with five nuclear warheads. These bombs are eight times more potent than the 1945 Hiroshima bomb.


Pakistani has The Shaheen-III, a land-based surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile. Some speculation suggests that Pakistan is also working to equip the Shaheen-3 with multiple independent reentry vehicles in response to Indian attempts to develop a missile defense capability.


India has several variants of the Agni missiles in their arsenal. The Agni-5 has the most extended range of any active Indian missile. The Agni-6 is currently under development and is believed to have a range twice that of the Agni-5.


Israel possesses Jericho II and Jericho III. The Jericho program finds its roots in an early agreement with French company Dassault to produce a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.

North Korea

North Korea claimed in April 2023 to have tested a new solid-fuel intercontinental ballistic missile - its most powerful missile to date.

The Hwasong-17 is a North Korean two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile. Unlike its predecessors, the Hwasong-17 may be capable of carrying multiple warheads. The first Hwasong-17 was successfully launched on 24 March 2022, leading to a temporary evacuation order in Japan.

Conclusions and Further References

Thanks to bans on nuclear testing and an enlightened realization that nuclear weapons existentially endanger all life on Earth, it's unlikely that we would ever see such a thing.


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