radiological weapon

(redirected from Gamma bomb)

radiological weapon:

see radiation weaponradiation weapon
or radiological weapon,
a bomb or warhead that uses conventional chemical explosives to disperse radioactive material, sometimes called a "dirty bomb.
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Ross first appeared as the Red Hulk into which he had been transformed to combat his nemesis but when he learns Hulk and Banner are the same he pursues the creature even more obsessively as he resents the fact that Banner, a civilian, is in charge of the Gamma Bomb Project.
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A gamma bomb would produce little fallout compared with a normal nuclear weapon, although undetonated radioactive particles could cause long-term health problems for anyone breathing them in.