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The Top 5 Most Powerful Nuclear Bombs Ever Tested

  Nuclear Bomb Type Yield Date Tested
1 Tsar Bomba
(Russia)
Hydrogen bomb 50 megaton TNT October 30, 1961
(Mityushikha Bay)
2 B41/Mk-41
(United States)
Thermonuclear weapon 25 megaton TNT May, 1956
(Bikini Atoll)
3 TX-21 "Shrimp
(United States)
Hydrogen bomb 15 megaton TNT March 1st, 1954
(Bikini Atoll)
4
Mk-17/EC-17(United States)
Hydrogen bomb 10 to 15 megaton TNT March 1954
(Bikini Atoll)
5 MK 24/B-24
Mk-17/EC-17(United States)
Hydrogen bomb 10 to 15 megaton TNT
Tags Science & Technology , Top 5 Most , Weapons and Arms Statistics

Sources: Top 5 of Anything research 2016, with Army-technology.com: “The biggest and most powerful nuclear weapons ever built."

List Notes: Data is top 5 nuclear explosions ranked by megatons of TNT.
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