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Photo Library -  Nuclear Tests in the Atmosphere

NOTE: All photos are owned by the U.S. Department of Energy. 
Information presented here is public domain information and may be distributed or copied, however use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested (the wording should read: 
"U.S. Department of Energy photograph".)


Listed in alpha-numeric order are public released photos in the Nevada Operations Office photo archive. Clicking on the photo thumbnails will produce a larger photo. Should these photos be used in any manner that requires a credit line, the wording should read: 
"U.S. Department of Energy photograph".
Individuals wishing to purchase a glossy 8x10 photo, or have any questions regarding these photos, should contact the U.S. Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Nevada Operations Office, Office of Public Affairs and Information, P.O. Box 98518, Las Vegas, NV 89193-8518, phone 702-295-3521, fax 702-295-0154, email [email protected].



U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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UK-53-92 HARRY part of Operation Upshot/Knothole, was a 32 kiloton weapons related device fired from a tower May 19, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-01 The Stokes Test, conducted at the Nevada Test Site on August 7, 1957 was a 19 kiloton device exploded from a balloon.

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XX-02 DOPPLER, the test was conducted on August 23, 1957 at the Nevada Test Site. It was a balloon shot at 1500 ft. with a yield of 11 kt.

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XX-03 HOOD, conducted at the Nevada Test Site on July 5, 1957 was a 74 kiloton device exploded from a balloon.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-08 Operation Ranger early 1951 (5 tests in this Series)

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-09 GEORGE, of the Greenhouse series, was a weapons related test conducted from a tower on Enewetak on May 8, 1951.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-10 PRISCILLA was a 37 kiloton balloon shot fired June 24, 1957 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-11 IVY MIKE, was fired on Enewetak on October 31, 1952. It was an experimental thermonuclear device.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-12 GRABLE was fired on May 25, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site. A 280mm artillery gun fired the 15 kiloton nuclear shell. This was the only time a nuclear artillery shell was ever fired.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-14 FIZEAU was a 11 kiloton tower shot fired September 14, 1957 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-15 DIABLO was fired on July 15, 1957 at the Nevada Test Site from a 500 foot tower. It had a yield of 17 kilotons.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-16 CHARLESTON, part of Operation Plumbbob, was fired from a balloon on September 28, 1957.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-17 DeBACA was a balloon burst fired October 26, 1958. Since July 1962, all NTS weapons tests have been underground.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-18 TRINITY The First Nuclear Test ever conducted. A 19 kiloton tower shot was exploded July 16, 1945 in New Mexico.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-27 CHARLIE a 14 kiloton device was dropped from a B-50 bomber on October 30, 1951 at Yucca Flat. The test, part of the Buster-Jangle series, was the eighth detonation at the Nevada Proving Grounds.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-28 GEORGE part of Operation Greenhouse was fired from a tower May 8, 1951 at Enewetak.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-29 EASY part of Operation Buster was a 31 kiloton weapons related device fired November 5, 1951 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-30 JOHN an air-to-air missile shot fired on July 19, 1957 as part of the Plumbbob series.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-31 TRINITY First Atomic Test at Alamogordo, NM July 16, 1945.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-33 ROMEO a 11 megaton shot part of Operation Castle. It was fired from a barge near Bikini Atoll on March 26, 1954.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-34 BADGER, part of Operation Upshot-Knothole, was a 23 kiloton tower shot fired April 18, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-35 APACHE shot was fired from a barge on July, 8, 1956 on Enewetak.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-36 APACHE was fired from a barge on July 8, 1956, on Enewetak.

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XX-38 The Seminole shot was fired June 6, 1956 on Enewetak Atoll. Seminole had a yield of 13.7 kilotons.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-39 CLIMAX, part of Operation Upshot/Knothole, was a 61 kiloton device fired June 4, 1953 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-40 BOLTZMAN was a 12 kiloton shot fired from a tower in the Nevada Test Site May 28, 1957. Part of Operation Plumbbob.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-43 DAKOTA, part of Operation Redwing, was fired from a barge at Enewetak Atoll on June 25, 1956.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-45 Operation Teapot, Apple-2 tower shot, May 5, 1955, Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-46 SEMINOLE, a weapons related surface shot, was part of Operation Redwing and was fired June 6, 1956 at Enewetak Atoll.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-48 SEMINOLE, a weapons related surface shot, was part of Operation Redwing and was fired June 6, 1956 at Enewetak Atoll.

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XX-58 IVY MIKE was fired on Enewetak on October 31, 1952. It was experimental thermonuclear device.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-59 Operation Ivy, King shot, November 15, 1952, Enewetak Atoll.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-60 ANNIE, Operation Upshot-Knothole tower shot 3/17/53

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XX-64 SMOKY Operation Plumbbob, weapons related tower shot 8/31/57 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-65 NANCY - Operation Upshot-Knothole,weapons related tower shot 3/24/53 at the Nevada Test Site.

U.S. Department of Energy photograph
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XX-70 SMOKY, 8/31/57, part of Operation Plumbbob

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XX-92 BRAVO - Operation Castle was an experimental thermonuclear device, 15 megaton weapons related surface shot. Detonated 2/28/54 on Bikini Atoll.

Source: http://www.nv.doe.gov 

Photo Library: http://www.nv.doe.gov/library/photos/default.htm


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