UNDERWATER DETONATION OF NUCLEAR BOMB

"On July 26 1946 the US Military detonated a 22 kilotons nuclear bomb as part of a test, 90 feet underwater whilst surrounded by a fleet of naval ships."

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On July 26 1946 the U.S Military detonated a 22 kilotons nuclear bomb as part of a test, 90 feet underwater whilst surrounded by a fleet of naval ships.

The military leaders who proposed the test wanted to show that their ships could ride out a nuclear attack and that the fleet was not obsolete.

2 million tons of water shot 5000 feet into the air that’s far higher than all mountains in the UK.

Some of the ships were completely destroyed, others further away that survived the blast, and the 94 feet high tsunami was rendered useless after being contaminated in radioactive fallout.

The nuclear bomb known as Helenog Atol contained a spherical shell of high-explosive material.

That material focused an explosion inward compressing a plutonium core forcing it to become super-critical.

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