Nevada Test Site (NTS) in 1957
Shots Boltzmann, Franklin, Lassen, Wilson, Priscilla, Hood, Diablo, John, Kepler, Owens, Stokes, Shasta, Doppler, Frankline Prime, Smoky, Galileo, Wheeler, Laplace, Fizeau, Newton, Whitney, Charleston, Morgan
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Operation Plumbbob was the sixth test series at NTS and consisted of 29 tests. Six of these were safety tests and two did not produce any nuclear yield. This series addressed several objectives, including tactical weapon proof tests, safety tests, and component and mockup testing for thermonuclear systems to be detonated in Hardtack I, among other things.
During Plumbbob 16,000 DOD personnel participated in the Desert Rock VII and VIII exercises.
The LASL shots were named for deceased scientists, the UCRL shots were named for North American mountains.
Dates: May 28 - Oct 22, 1957
Atomic Explosions Compilation - Operation Plumbbob
Plumbbob Fizeau Atomic Test UHD
Operation Plumbbob 1957 Atomic Test "Mission Fallout" 28272
Project Genie : Air-To-Air Rocket Nuclear Testing
List of Participant Units
Personnel Participation by Unit
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