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Operation UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE, Nevada Proving Grounds, March-June 1953. Project 5.3. Blast Effects on B-36 Type Aircraft in Flight. Report to the Test Director
WRIGHT AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT FIELD OH
The objective of this investigation was to supplement data obtained in operation IVY on the blast response of a B-36 aircraft flying in the vicinity of a nuclear detonation. The data will be used to substantiate the blastload theory employed to correlate aircraft response with blast input. The ultimate objective is the determination of the maximum delivery capabilities of the B-36 aircraft.
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