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The atomic bomb is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reaction, releasing large quantities of energy from relatively small amounts of matter. Such weapons of mass destruction take various forms in the 007 franchise, from suitcase nuclear devices, to jury-rigged warheads stripped from ballistic missiles.

Fictional atomic bombs of various kinds have appeared prominently in the James Bond franchise, beginning with the eponymous "Moonraker" rocket of Ian Fleming's third James Bond novel, Moonraker (1955) and subsequently appearing in 1959's Goldfinger (and its various adaptations) and 1961's Thunderball (and its various adaptations). Continuation author Raymond Benson also included atomic bombs in Zero Minus Ten (1997) and The Facts of Death (1998). Later, the Eon Productions' James Bond film series would depict nuclear bombs in their adaptations of Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965), as well as the films The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Octopussy (1983), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).

Atomic bombs of various kinds have also appeared in the James Bond video games James Bond 007: Goldfinger (1986), James Bond 007: The Stealth Affair (1990), James Bond 007 (1998), Agent Under Fire (2001), Nightfire (2002), GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2005), From Russia with Love (2005), 007 Legends (2012) and James Bond: World of Espionage (2015).

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  1. Note: Soviet-manufactured atomic bombs appear in Moonraker (novel), The Spy Who Loved Me (film), Octopussy (film), Tomorrow Never Dies (film), The World Is Not Enough (film), James Bond 007 (Game Boy).
  2. Note: NATO-manufactured atomic bombs appear in Thunderball, The Spy Who Loved Me (film), World of Espionage, From Russia with Love (game).
  3. Note: Chinese-manufactured atomic bombs appear in Goldfinger (film).
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