Arming key for 1st Atomic bomb for sale.

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Back of the frame for the Green safety plug.<br />
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Unique and poignant surviving relics of the first atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima have sold for £76,000. ($100,000).<br />
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The green safety plug and red arming plug were removed from 'Little Boy', the 4.4 tonnes weapon, before it was unleashed to such devastating effect on August 6, 1945.<br />
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The bombing killed over 140,000 people, hastening the end of World War Two with the Japanese surrender.<br />
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The 3ins plugs, which were made of metal and wood, were kept as a souvenir of the mission by Lieutenant Morris Jeppson, the weapons test officer on the B29 bomber 'Enola Gay'.<br />
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The safety plug prevented the bomb going off during transport and flight, while the arming plug enabled the weapon to be detonated by radar once it was dropped over the target.