1 Kiloton Nuclear Bomb Detonated

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The ESS shot was the 7th nuclear test of Operation Teapot. ESS was a 1 kiloton nuclear blast. ESS, short for Effects Sub Surface was detonated on March 23, 1955. Operation Teapot was a series of fourteen nuclear test explosions conducted at the Nevada Test Site in the first half of 1955. It was preceded by Operation Castle, and followed by Operation Wigwam. Wigwam was, administratively, a part of Teapot, but it is usually treated as a class of its own. The aims of the operation were to establish military tactics for ground forces on a nuclear battlefield and to improve the nuclear weapons used for strategic delivery. Learn more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Teapot

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  1. 4499124
    4499124 Jan 23, 2014

    I was around 13 in '55 when the Movietone news would show them in a theater. Massive blows, man. Cold-War time. Russians the enemy and their E.German lapdog ally. Oct. '61--Ivan blows their first H-bomb n. of Siberia. I was in the army starting in early '61 to April, '65. W. Germany. Missed the 'Nam war, thank God.

  2. 35868508
    35868508 Jan 27, 2017

    Beautiful the United States needs to drop one on Mecca

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