WARNING: THE NUKE IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS BLOCK/ITEM IN TECHNIC. IT IS STRONGLY ADVISED THAT THE PLAYER EXCERSISES EXTREME CAUTION WHEN HANDLING THIS UNSTABLE EXPLOSIVE.
|Blast Resistance||0 (will ignite)|
|Physics||Only When Primed|
Due to the strength of the bomb, it is strongly advised that caution is taken when handling it, as an explosion is likely to cause severe lag while blocks are removed, as well as remove nearly all life in the blast area. The Nuke's explosion radius is second only to that of a Nuclear Reactor exploding.
Blowing yourself up with the nuke gives you the endgame achievement, "Crazy Ivan". (Lol, right?)
Nukes can be used for several purposes including, but not limited to:
1. Making large craters for eyecandy or entertainment
2. Cleaning forests (if placed correctly, it won't create a crater)
3. Sieging dungeons or constructions from other mods in the pack such as Millenaire villages, better dungeons-dungeons, and CARuins.
4. Killing yourself to get the "Crazy Ivan" IC2 achievement.
It is possible to create a Nuke cannon, which is similar to the Vanilla idea of a TNT cannon. You must use TNT as the charge and a single nuke as the projectile. The Nuke has a fuse that lasts ten seconds so it won't explode in mid-air but this is a safe way to fire Nukes if you do it correctly. It works with the same principle as a Vanilla TNT cannon with 4 repeaters, 2 torches and some redstone wiring needed for it's construction.
- By default the blast radius of the nuke is 35.0, which can be edited in the Industrial Craft 2 config file under %appdata%/roaming/.techniclauncher/technicssp/config . It is capable of destroying every block except Crushed Obsidian and bedrock, making it the second-most destructive explosive after nuclear reactors.
- To prevent lag, nukes make no drops when exploding.
- With the introduction of modern TNT "Railcannons", The range of the ultimate "Tactical Nuke Launcher" is estimated to over 10,000 blocks.
- Nukes flash exactly 30 times before exploding.
- Based on testing, a nuclear explosion has its largest radius when detonated 5 or more blocks above ground level. Testing of blasts in this range averaged approximately 120 blocks in diameter, with the destruction being slightly smaller in area, but more complete, as the detonation altitude increased. Testing conducted on superflat world with default settings and Technic build.