Chemical form of uranium in a bomb?

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I understand that uranium is typically fabricated into uranium dioxide pellets when used in nuclear fuel rods; however, I can't seem to find what form it is put into when used in a nuclear bomb. I am guessing either UO_2 or uranium metal?
 

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Nuclear weapons use U or Pu metal.
 

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