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Air Force Structures Program 3.3 of Operation JANGLE. Volume 1.
ARMOUR RESEARCH FOUNDATION CHICAGO IL
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In previous weapon effects tests, nuclear weapons were detonated in the air and under water. Operation Jangle, intended to determine the effectiveness of weapons detonated on the surface and underground, represents a logical extension of these tests. The United States Air Force was chiefly interested in the strategic effectiveness of underground and surface explosions. The strategic effectiveness of an airborne weapon depends on many factors, one of the most important of which is its capacity for destroying military, industrial, and commercial structures. This program sought to investigate and determine the loading upon and response of selected structures to an underground atomic explosion..., and ...to the extent possible, formulate criteria and methods for determining the loading upon and response of selected structures or elements thereof.
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