Accession Number:

ADA390488

Title:

Operation GREENHOUSE. Scientific Director's Report Annex 9.2 Sandia Corporation Proving Ground Group. Part 2 - Mechanical Assembly. Nuclear Explosions 1951, Sanitized Version

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SANDIA CORP ALBUQUERQUE NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-02-28

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The activities of the Mechanical Assembly Unit, TU 3.1.4.2, are summarized in this report. This group prepared the experimental nuclear weapons and delivered them to a predetermined zero point, which was the focal point for all the instrumentation involved in Operation Greenhouse. The Rear Area portion of this report is essentially concerned with group organization, supply, and training. The Forward Area operations discuss the actual assembly work aboard the laboratory ship, USS Curtiss AV-4, the weapon delivery to the zero towers, and final positioning and assembly in the tower cabs. The report includes, in Sec. 3.3.2 and Appendix A, bomb assembly and delivery schedules and sample check sheets comprising a weapons technical inspection data book also known as bomb book and a shipping manifest listing tools, equipment, and supplies.

Subject Categories:

  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE