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Image number
GBW2606634
Title
Apache test detonation at the end of Operation Redwing, a United States series of 17 nuclear tests from May to July 1956 (photo)
Medium
photograph
Date
1956 AD (C20th AD)
Description
They were conducted at Bikini and Enewetak atolls. The primary intention was to test new, second-generation thermonuclear devices. Also tested were fission devices intended to be used as primaries for thermonuclear weapons, and small tactical weapons for air defense. All shots were named after various Native American tribes.
Photo credit
© Galerie Bilderwelt / Bridgeman Images
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