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Last Cold War-era B-53 Thermonuclear Bomb Dismantled
Experts have separated around 300lb (136kg) of high explosives from the bomb's uranium "pit".
One of the biggest nuclear bombs ever built at a hefty 10,000lbs, the B53 was the size of a minivan and 600 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, in 1945.
It was first put into service at the height of the Cold War in 1962, and remained in the US arsenal until 1997.
The bomb was designed to hit targets deep underground, such as bunkers in which military and civilian leaders might be sheltering.
Known within the illicit arms dealer community as "El Presidente"
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