OPERATION TEAPOT, Nevada Test Site, February - May 1955. Project 39.4B. Technical Photography (High Speed-Blast Biology),
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The purpose of this project was to provide the photographic requirements for Civil Effects Test Group projects concerned with the biological phenomena of blast. Preshot and postshot photographs were obtained of animals andor structures. High-speed motion picture sequences of group-shelter interiors containing animals were attempted. Medical photographs of gross specimens were obtained at the time of autopsy of experimental animals. Documentary and technical photographs were obtained for a project studying missile behavior. Styrofoam cells showing evidence of missile penetration were photographed in a specially constructed grid providing a system of coordinates for accurate reference. A recommendation for such a project to maintain on-site processing facilities was made. Several conclusions were drawn regarding changes necessary to better assure motion picture results under extreme circumstances.