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VOLUME IX: OPERATIONS PLUMBBOB And HARDTACK
Military Effects Quantified, Ballistic Missile Systems Evaluated And Designs Rush-Tested Before The 1958-1961 Nuclear Test Moratorium
Armed Forces Special Weapons Project Presents - Operation Plumbbob - Military Effects Studies (1957, Color, 32:18)
A controversial series of tests, further documented in Nuclear War Films Vol. VIII, involving 43 military effects tests to determine the effectiveness of variousf nuclear device configurations in terms of blast against buildings, the biological effects of radiation and more. These tests resulted in fallout responsible for as many as to 38,000 cases of throid cancer due to I-131 exposure. The air drop capabilities of helicopters and blimps are examples of the unconventional nature of these tests, all covered by this film with especial emphasis to quantification of the effects produced by each test.
Operation Hardtack - Military Effects Studies - Parts 1-4 (1958, Color)
When it became apparent that the US and USSR were about to agree to a nuclear test moratorium, the Department of Defense decided to conduct the largest nuclear test series yet, featuring as many new devices as could be rushed into production. Especial interest was given to ballistic missiles, both intercontinental and submarine-launched, and both high altitide and underwater detonations. Due to the complex nature of the tests, a set of 4 films was produced: Part One - Basic Effects, Structures & Materiel (26:27), Part Two - High Altitude Tests (24:58), Part Three - Underwater Tests (18:11) and Part Four - Sub-Kiloton Effects (Silent, 23:06).
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.