Photos Nuclear Weapons Detonations


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Operation Crossroads was a pair of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on warships.
It happened today in Siberia, Russia

WATCH jaw-dropping moment of ‘nuke-like’ explosion at Siberian ammo depot

Powerful explosions which devastated an ammunition depot in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region produced massive blast waves across the cloudy skies, with the moment of the biggest explosion caught on video by a local resident. The footage, filmed not far from the town of Achinsk, shows two massive blasts. One of them produced a massive mushroom-like plume of black smoke, which rose up from behind a forest. The second one was accompanied by a burst of sparkles, which look like fireworks but are actually a high-caliber tank and artillery shells flying through the air and burning as they go.
Fascinating and eerie at the same time.
USS Saratoga is lifted out of the water by the "Baker" blast (just to the left of the blast column), Bikini Atoll
Battleship IJN Nagato (left) with short lived friends prepare to be blasted by the shock-wave of the "Baker" test
Operation Crossroads, “Baker Day” Underwater A-Bomb Test, July 25, 1946. Frame 10 of a series of aerial views, taken from PBM “W” about one second after detonation. Identifiable ships are, (L to R): USS Salt Lake City; USS New York; Nagato (ex-Japanese battleship); USS Nevada;
Ship disposition for the Bikini Atoll Atomic Test on March 15th, 1946.

Large glass sponges covering starboard side of flight deck of CVL 22 USS Independence, sunk after Operation Crossroads atomic testing in the Pacific
Largest and smallest Soviet nuclear weapons, AN602 'Tsar Bomba' thermonuclear bomb and 3BV3 152mm nuclear shell, side by side
Aerial shot of the explosion during Hardtack I Poplar, one of the 35 nuclear tests conducted by the United States from April 28 to August 18 in 1958 at the Pacific Proving Grounds. An RB-57 in the foreground
Upshot-Knothole Grable, a test carried out by the U.S. military in Nevada on May 25, 1953. A 280mm nuclear shell was fired 10km into the desert by the M65 Atomic Cannon, detonating in the air, about 500 feet above the ground, with a resulting 15 kiloton explosion
Operation Redwing was a United States series of 17 nuclear test detonations from May to July 1956. They were conducted at Bikini and Enewetak atolls.
All shots were named after various US Native American tribes.

This image is of Redwing Apache, July 8, 1956 at Bikini Atoll with a yield of 1.85 megatons
Today in 1970, France conducted “Licorne,” its fourth H-bomb test—and 36th test overall—at Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific. Six hours after the 914-kt explosion, Défense Minister Michel Debrè swam in the lagoon as a publicity stunt to show it was not dangerously radioactive.
This stunning photograph of the of the early stages of the mushroom cloud produced by the Licorne test is among the most widely-reproduced images of a nuclear explosion in the world, although it is frequently misidentified.

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