Tsunami Bomb

Back in 1947, there was a lot of speculation in the press about a new secret weapon that was supposed to be as "awesome in its effects as the atomic bomb." Turns out the weapon that was the source of the rumors was the Tsunami Bomb -- a device for creating artificial tsunamis to wipe out enemy forces on land.

The Mexico Ledger (Mexico, Missouri) - June 16, 1947

Wikipedia has a brief article about the Tsunami Bomb, but otherwise there's not a lot of info about it online.

Other mad WWII weapons projects posted about here on WU include the Bat Bomb and the Volcano Bomb.
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 17, 2014
     Category: 1940s | Weapons

It would seem that History has given no more than a simple wave to this weapon.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/17/14 at 10:03 AM
Expat, maybe It's a Sine! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/17/14 at 07:42 PM
You'd probably need an earthquake to generate a tsunami. Could a nuclear weapon on a fault zone generate an earthquake that would, in turn, generate a tsunami? More importantly, would the result be at all predictable?
Posted by Joshua Zev Levin, Ph.D. on 08/18/14 at 07:09 AM
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