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VOLUME VIII: OPERATIONS WIGWAM, REDWING & PLUMBBOB
Effectiveness Against Submarines Tested, Second Generation Devices Evaluated & Military Effects Quantified
Commander Joint Task Force 7.3 Presents - Operation Wigwam (1955, Color,36:10)
Just 450 miles off the San Diego coast, the U.S. Navy detonated a submerged 30 kiloton fission device to determine its effectiveness as a weapon for use against submarines, as well as to record the effects of wave creation at nearby, intermediate and long distances from the explosion. A Greek ship off San Diego was roughtly buffetted, the crew thought an earthquake happened and they radioed San Diego to offer assistance.
Military Effects On Operation Redwing (1956, Color, 31:54)
Leaner and meaner devices resulted from conclusions of prior nuclear tests featured in this DVD series, and in Operation Redwing, the devices themselves were put to the test. Devices the size of volleyballs, "clean" or low fallout designs and deliberately "dirty or high fallout devices were all tested, and were deployed at the Eniwetok Proving Ground varioiusly atop towers, dropped from aircraft, barge floated and otherwise.
Operation Redwing (1956, Color, 26:21)
The Commander of Joint Task Force 7.3 Rear Admiral Hanlon's film documenting the assessments and determinations that were made as a result of Operation Redwing.
The United States Atomic Energy Commission Presents - Operation Plumbbob: Weapons Development Report (1957, Color, 22:22)
An extraordinary and controversial series of tests involving 43 military effects tests to determine the effects of a variety of nuclear devices in terms of blast against buildings, the biological effects of radiation upon pigs and more. These were the largest tests ever conducted at the Nevada Proving Ground, and they resulted in fallout determined to be responsible for up to 38,000 cases of throid cancer due to exposure to I-131. One can only wonder what use may have been made of the data obtained from the tests on the air drop capabilities of helicopters and blimps.
NOTE: Due to the classified nature of some of their subject matter, the U.S. Department of Defense has in small sections silenced the audio tracks or still-framed the video tracks of some of these films. These portions are not a product defect, are short in duration, and do not detract from a satisfying viewing experience.
Nuclear Weapons Tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. Testing nuclear weapons offers practical information about how the weapons function, as well as how detonations are affected by different conditions; and how personnel, structures, and equipment are affected when subjected to nuclear explosions. However, nuclear testing has often been used as an indicator of scientific and military strength, and many tests have been overtly political in their intention; most nuclear weapons states publicly declared their nuclear status by means of a nuclear test. The first nuclear device was detonated as a test by the United States at the Trinity site in New Mexico on July 16, 1945, with a yield approximately equivalent to 20 kilotons of TNT. The first thermonuclear weapon technology test of an engineered device, codenamed "Ivy Mike", was tested at the Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands on November 1, 1952 (local date), also by the United States. The largest nuclear weapon ever tested was the "Tsar Bomba" of the Soviet Union at Novaya Zemlya on October 30, 1961, with the largest yield ever seen, an estimated 50-58 megatons. In 1963, three (UK, US, Soviet Union) of the then four nuclear states and many non-nuclear states signed the Limited Test Ban Treaty, pledging to refrain from testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, underwater, or in outer space. The treaty permitted underground nuclear testing. France continued atmospheric testing until 1974, and China continued until 1980. Neither has signed the treaty. Underground tests in the Soviet Union continued until 1990, the United Kingdom until 1991, the United States until 1992 (its last nuclear test), and both China and France until 1996. In signing the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty in 1996, these states have pledged to discontinue all nuclear testing; the treaty has not yet entered into force because of failure to be ratified by eight countries. Non-signatories India and Pakistan last tested nuclear weapons in 1998. North Korea conducted nuclear tests in 2006, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2017. As of May 20, 2021, the most recent confirmed nuclear test occurred in September 2017 in North Korea.