Nevada Test Site (NTS) in 1953
Shot Annie, Shot Nancy, Shot Ruth, Shot Dixie, Shot Ray, Shot Badger, Shot Simon, Shot Encore, Shot Harry, Shot Grable, & Shot Climax
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Operation Upshot–Knothole was a series of eleven nuclear test shots conducted in 1953 at the Nevada Test Site. Over 21,000 soldiers took part in the ground exercise Desert Rock V in conjunction with the Grable shot. Grable was a 280mm Artillery Fired Atomic Projectile (AFAP) shell fired from the "Atomic Cannon," and was viewed by a number of high-ranking military officials.
Dates: Mar 17 – June 20, 1953
The 280mm Nuclear Cannon 5/25/53
The 280 MM Gun at The Nevada Proving Ground
Operation Upshot Knothole (1953)
List of Participants
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