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OPERATION SUN BEAM, SHOT SMALL BOY. Project Officer's Report - Project 7.8. Arming and Fuzing Component Test,
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The objectives of this project were to 1 determine whether the radiation from a nuclear weapon can disable various arming and fuzing components by causing permanent damage 2 determine whether transient nuclear radiation can induce an operating fuze to malfunction and 3 compare nuclear weapon radiation effects with those produced by various radiation simulators. Data obtained revealed that none of the inertial components were detrimentally affected. The electronic components were severely degraded but would have satisfactorily accomplished their tactical functions. No electromagnetic effects were detected.
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