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Chrysler and the A-bomb

by David Zatz on

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb during World War II.

Chrysler Corporation, run by the intensely patriotic K.T. Keller, had a hand in the creation of the most powerful bomb ever used in war.  In addition to building seven of eight of the aircraft engines used by the bombers, and the car used to ferry one of the test bomb, Chrysler made the bomb’s creation possible by solving an “insoluble” problem and building key uranium-refinery parts quickly and well — so well, in fact, that they were still in use in the 1980s.

For much more, see Allpar’s article, “Chrysler Corporation helps to build the atomic bomb.”


David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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