October 24, 2003


In this June 25, 1946 ACME News photo, the vice-president
of the A.O. Smith Corporation poses beside both the 11-ton
"Amazon" bomb designed by his company for the USAAF and a standard 2,000-pound bomb. The Amazon was not dropped
during the war, and post-war tests were deemed failures. More information on so-called "earthquake bombs" can be found here.