Reusable Neutron Bomb


Edward Teller, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Edwin McMillan and Enrico Fermi


Reusable Atomic Weapon (R.A.W.; Codename: PROMETHEUS)


Can be reused after exploding


Priming cap and detonation mechanism separated from the core



Collected by

Donated by the U.S. Government


September 28th, 1956

Usage Period

1940s - 1950s



During World War II and during the beginning of the Manhattan Project, the U.S. Government feared that resources would deplete if Japan or Germany would fight back against the United States in a constant atomic game of "hot potato" as General Brehon B. Somervell put it, if the atomic bomb wouldn't stop them. Since they thought the Germans were advancing on building the atomic bomb, they wanted one that could be built to withstand the explosion and still release the same amount of energy and could not be tampered by the enemy.

After being officially tested in Los Alamos, Texas, the U.S. Government kept it safely hidden until after the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima if the U.S. was attacked again. Luckily the atomic bomb worked and the Reusable Bomb was never used. Then until September 28th, 1956, it was donated to Warehouse 13 after a few words with the Regents of the time.


This atomic weapon has the ability to survive and create a atomic blast and become collected to be used again. The cap has been fortunately disabled and placed on another aisle in the Warehouse.


Donated to Warehouse 13 by the U.S. Government General Brehon B. Somervell.