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Nuclear Explosion Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear Explosion Mushroom Cloud

Photograph of the nuclear explosion taken at Operation Dominic, Frigate Bird test.

From the Nuclear Weapon Archive we learn:

Frigate Bird was the only US test of an operational ballistic missile with a live warhead. This test involved firing a Polaris A1 missile from a ballistic missile submarine.

The image of the Frigate Bird mushroom cloud was taken through the periscope of the USS Carbonero (SS-337), within 30 miles of the burst point.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy The Nuclear Weapons Archive.

 

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