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How to use kiloton in a sentence
In theory, the Eitan could deliver a small (kiloton-range) nuclear warhead.
Jumbo survived the approximately 20 kiloton Trinity blast undamaged, but its supporting 70-foot tall steel tower was flattened.Trinity [Atomic Test] Site | The National Atomic Museum
The 19 kiloton explosion not only led to a quick end to the war in the Pacific but also ushered the world into the atomic age.Trinity [Atomic test] Site | White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office
British Dictionary definitions for kiloton
one thousand tons
an explosive power, esp of a nuclear weapon, equal to the power of 1000 tons of TNT
- Abbreviation: kt
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