Joe-1

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Joe Ane (or Joe-1; USSR version RDS-1 (Reaktivnyi Dvigatel Specialnyi; Special Jet Engine)) wis the wastern name for the first Soviet atomic bomb Sey, on Augist 29, 1949 at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan. The yield wis 22 kilotons. At Lavrenty Beria's insistence, the device wis a mair or less copy o the Unitit States Gadget/Fat Man design. It wis cried First Lichtnin bi the Soviets.

Its virr wis rochly equivalent tae aboot 20 kilotons o TNT, sib tae the American wappen drappit on Nagasaki, Japan. Its development wis years aheid o American militar-intelligence projections an came as a conflummix tae the Wast.

The American codename wis in remit tae Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader.

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