Accession Number:

AD0367502

Title:

OPERATION CROSSROADS. TESTS ABLE AND BAKER

Descriptive Note:

Bureau of Aerounatics group final rept.

Corporate Author:

JOINT TASK FORCE ONE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1946-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

271.0

Abstract:

Test data are summarized on airburst Test Able and underwater Test Baker nuclear explosion tests of naval aircraft. The Bureau of Aeronautics target aircraft exposure plans for Test ABLE had as their objective the determination of the effects of the atomic bomb upon aircraft as a function of distance from the center of the burst. Of the 73 aircraft originally provided for the air burst forty remained usable for the underwater bomb test. These forty aircraft comprised nineteen undamaged, ten lightly damaged and eleven moderately to heavily damaged aircraft which were considered, however, to be satisfactory test items. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE