Accession Number:

ADA310321

Title:

Fireball Calculations, Shot Hamilton, Operation Hardtack. Phase 2, Project 15.1,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EG AND G INC WELLESLEY MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-01-29

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Shot Hamilton, a 50-foot tower shot sponsored by LRL, was detonated at 0800 PST, on 15 October 1958 in Area TF-l of the Nevada Test Site. The fireball yield was 0. 43 ton 0. 09 ton. Photographlc coverage of Hamilton fireball growth was provided by two high-speed Eastman cameras and one high-speed 16 mni Fastax camera at Station 527. Ol 6 x 6 No. 2 and a similar camera complement at Station 527. 02 5 x 6 No. 3. In addition, two Rapatronic cameras were located at Station 527. Ol to record early fireball growth. The EGG framing camera, running at an approxunate speed of 15, 000 frames per second, was located at Station F-732 6 x 6 No. 1 to record additional early fireball behavior. One Eastman camera from Station 527. 02 did not record the complete fireball. All other cameras obtained records suitable for analysis. The station locations and the burst location are shown in Fig. 1. Figure 2 contains a summary of the survey data.

Subject Categories:

  • Photography
  • Nuclear Explosions and Devices (Non-Military)

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE