Atomic Blossom, A11D. Built by Mitsubishi in early 1946 as a nuclear kamikaze.
About this creation
After receiving V2 rocket plans, plutonium, and uranium oxide snuck into Japan by German U-boat No.234, the Imperial Japanese applied their new technology to the pre-existing Cherry Blossom kamikaze plane. This new jet was to function as a human piloted atomic bomb to be deployed from bombers during the defense of Japan.
Twin Ishikawajima Ne-30 jet engines power the Atomic Blossom up to 900km/h and exert 8.8kN each, giving it a maximum ceiling of 11500m and a climb rate of 1200m/minute. The Ishikawajima Ne-30 is a direct copy of the Junkers Jumo 004 turbojet engine, which was brought to Japan via submarine in late 1944. On the sides, rotationally adjustable vents allow the plane a slight degree of directional correction after being launched from a heavy bomber.
Due to the small size and fuel payload, the Atomic Blossom must be launched from a Yokosuka Tenga jet bomber. The Atomic Blossom is released usually just above the range of AA fire and a few kilometers from the chosen target. Two Atomic Blossoms can be carried under each wing of the Yokosuka Tenga, providing a devastating amount of destructive potential.
Newer Atomic Blossoms have two 40mm guns fixed to main fuselage, after brave Allied pilots began trying to detonate the Blossoms prior to their goal by flying their planes straight into the Blossom's path.
The canopy and tail are the only recognizable parts left of the Blossom's fuselage which has been adapted from the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter aircraft. Once the pilot enters the cockpit, the canopy is welded shut.
The warhead carried by the Blossom is an implosion-type weapon and possesses a plutonium core. The warhead has an output of 5 kilotons of TNT, or 17.5 million sticks of dynamite. A large detonation hammer ensures the bomb explodes upon impact in case the air burst mechanisms fail.