Operation HARDTACK II, 1958

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  • Nuclear weapons -- Testing,
  • Nuclear weapons -- Safety measures

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Other titlesOperation H.A.R.D.T.A.C.K. II, 1958
Statementprepared by the Defense Nuclear Agency as Executive Agency for the Department of Defense
ContributionsUnited States. Defense Nuclear Agency, JRB Associates
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. :
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14223927M

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This report describes the activities of an estimated 1, DOD personnel, bot military and civilian, in Operation HARDTACK II, a nuclear testing series conducted in Nevada from 12 September to 30 October The series consisted of 37 events: 19 weapons tests and 18 safety experiments.

Operation Hardtack II was a test continental series conducted from September 12 to Octoat the Nevada Test Site. Addressing the concerns about fallout from atmospheric tests, more than a third of the Hardtack II tests were conducted underground Author: What's this.

Get this from a library. Operation HARDTACK II, [United States. Defense Nuclear Agency.; JRB Associates.;] -- This report describes the activities of an estimated 1, DoD personnel, both military and civilian, in Operation HARDTACK II, a nuclear testing series conducted in.

Operation Hardtack II was a series of 37 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in at the Nevada Test Site. These tests followed the Operation Argus series and preceded the Operation Nougat series. With test moratoriums on the horizon, American weapons labs Country: United States.

Operation HARDTACK II was a series of atmospheric nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) from September 19 to Octo The operation consisted of 19 weapons tests and 18 safety tests.

The weapons tests were conducted to evaluate the yield and efficiency of. Operation Hardtack II - Nevada Test Site. was a banner year for nuclear weapons testing by the U.S., with a total of 77 U.S. tests, more than the three previous record setting Operation HARDTACK II combined.

This burst of testing activity was partly due to building pressure for an imminent test moratorium, leading the weapons labs to rush as many. Operation HARDTACK I consisted of 35 nuclear tests conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground between April 28 and Aug These tests included balloon, surface, barge, underwater, and rocket-borne high-altitude tests.

The first test, Yucca, was a nuclear device attached to a helium balloon launched from the USS Boxer near Enewetak Atoll. Operation Hardtack I & II was a series of 72 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in With test moratoriums on the horizon, American weapons labs rushed out many new designs.

Hardtack. Operation Argus () Operation Hardtack 1 () Operation Hardtack 2 () Operation Dominic 1 Operation HARDTACK II Operation Dominic 2 () Operation Plowshare () See the list of US ships involved, organized by the nuclear test operation. Leo Feurt – a Navy veteran who was aboard the USS Boxer during Operation Hardtack I, a series of tests in the Marshall Islands in – has been trying to get compensation since doctors removed a lemon-sized tumor from his left side in Because it was not cancerous, Feurt, 77, isn’t eligible for automatic compensation.

37 rows  Operation Hardtack I was a series of 35 nuclear tests conducted by the United States from. In the arms race proceeded apace, with the enormous weapons production infrastructure and both weapons labs operating at full speed. Hardtack I included 35 tests, the largest test series so far ( in fact saw a total of 77 U.S.

tests, more than the three previous record setting years combined). Results of calculations of external gamma-radiation exposure rates from fallout and the related radionuclide compositions: Operation Hardtack II, Operation Hardtack II was a series of 37 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in at the Nevada Test Site.

With test moratoriums on the horizon. (O) For Operation HARDTACK I the period Ap through Octo (P) For Operation ARGUS the period Aug through Septem (Q) For Operation HARDTACK II the period Septem through Octo (R) For Operation DOMINIC I the period Ap through Decem Courtesy National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office - Operation Hardtack, Military Effects Studies, Part 2 - High Altitude Studies.

Operation HARDTACK I, Creator: prepared by the Defense Nuclear Agency as executive agency for the Department of Defense.

HARDTACK I was atmospheric nuclear weapon test series held at Johnston Island and in the Marshall Islands at Enewetak and Bikini atolls in Of the 35 nuclear tests in Operation Hardtack I, four were surface burst shots: Cactus, Koa, Quince and Fig. These tests took place from May to Augustall at the Enewetak Atoll.

Surface tests inherently present the potential for more radioactive exposure issues than. found: Operation HARDTACK II,p.

1 (Operation HARDTACK II was a series of nuclear weapons tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) from 12 September through 30 October The operation consisted of 19 nuclear weapons tests and 18 safety experiments; HARDTACK II was the continental phase of Operation HARDTACK.

Anspaugh L.R. et al. () Historical Estimates of External γ Exposure and Collective External γ Exposure from Testing at the Nevada Test Site. Test Series After Hardtack II,and Summary. In: Shapiro C.S. (eds) Atmospheric Nuclear Tests. NATO ASI Series (2. Environment), vol Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Jerome Gehl's ears starting ringing after he participated in Operation Hardtack 1 at Bikini Island in the Pacific Island, where he saw 35 tests in His ears have been ringing ever since, CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION IN OPERATION HARDTACK (From Ron Elliott) NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS FROM (from Tom Craver) CHANGE OF COMMAND (Via Bill Brooks) CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF (Compiled by Frank Olderr) USS COLLETT (DD) – From FRAM II to 19 July (By Bill Brooks).

Hardtack II: 0 to 22 Meant to squeeze all possible testing into the time before Eisenhower's test ban started on 30 October Planned as "Operation Millrace", changed to HT II when a science panel recommended to "stop testing after the Hardtack series." Nougat: –62 1: 2: small to 67 First all.

While Fischer was assigned to the naval base at Kwajalein ina series of 35 nuclear tests were conducted under the title of “Operation Hardtack I.” Fischer said, “There was one time, I remember, being up at a.m.

and it was completely dark outside. Trinity / Operation Crossroads / Operation Sandstone / Operation Ranger / Operation Greenhouse / Operation Buster-Jangle / Operation Tumbler-Snapper / Operation Ivy / Operation Upshot-Knothole / Operation Castle / Operation Teapot / Operation Wigwam / Operation Redwing / Operation Plumbob / Operation Hardtack 1 Media in category "Operation Hardtack II" The following 10 files are in this category, out of 10 total.

• Operation HARDTACK II, (CONUS) • Safety Experiments, (CONUS) • Operation DOMINIC I, (Oceanic) • Operation DOMINIC II, (CONUS) • PLOWSHARE Program, (CONUS). Most of the oceanic tests were conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground, which consisted.

Operation Argus was a series of United States low-yield, high-atmosphere nuclear weapons tests and missile tests "secretly" conducted from 27 August to 9 September over the South Atlantic Ocean.

[1] [2] The tests were performed by the Defense Nuclear Agency. Operation Hardtack I was a series of 35 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in in the Pacific Ocean.1 Operation Newsreel was a series of three high-altitude nuclear tests conducted as part of Hardtack I.

The individual tests in the series were Orange, Teak and Yucca.1 1 Test Blasts 2 See also 3 References 4 Bibliography 5 External links Operation Hardtack II Chuck Hansen, U. The Greenpeace Book of the Nuclear Age: The Hidden History, the Human Cost.

New York: Pantheon Books, Maydew, Randall C. America's Lost H-Bomb: Palomares, Spain. Yuma, KS: Sunflower University Press, _____ Operation Hardtack II, Washington, DC: Defense Nuclear Agency, NTIS# ADA [19 detonations conducted during.

Participates with Marines in Helilex I, II, III New CO: Vose, James E. "Moe' Jr. USNA ' WWII VB Long Beach NSY. Preparations for Operation Hardtack Boxer in Long Beach Naval Shipyard Departed for Pearl Harbor HMR aboard for atomic bomb test series support.

Operation Hardtack I. During Operation Hardtack 1 and 2 () there were 62 US atomic weapons fired into the atmosphere, fifteen other devices were detonated underground.

The Soviet Union also fired 34 atomic weapons above ground in The British exploded 5. All bets were off. saw the largest test series of all. This was Hardtack I. Hardtack was the largest series by far up to this point, 35 in all. saw a total of 77 tests in total, both in Nevada and the Pacific.

A number of things spurred the rush to test. Safety procedures are outlined which were used during Operation Hardtack- Phase II. This consisted of 37 nuclear test events conducted from Septemto Octoat the Nevada Test Site.

Seven thousand six hundred fifty-two persons entered the Nevada Test Site during the operation. Operation Hardtack II; In a voluntary nuclear test moratorium was being considered, spurred by worldwide concern about the fallout of radionuclides from clouds blown around the Earth after atmospheric tests.

In January, the ARDC began a study to determine the effects of a test moratorium on the USAF nuclear capabilities. HARDTACK-Teak was an exoatmospheric high altitude nuclear weapon test performed during Operation Newreel.

It was launched from Johnston Atoll on a Redstone missile. On 1 Augustthe Mt ( PJ) shot detonated at an altitude of km (, ft; mi). Explore x-ray delta one's photos on Flickr. x-ray delta one has uploaded photos to : 20K. Operation Hardtack, Phase II, Project Earth Motion Measurements (Washington: Office of Technical Services, ), by L.

Swift, D. Sachs, and W. Wells (page images at HathiTrust) Filed under: Underground nuclear explosions -- Environmental aspects -- Alaska -- Amchitka Island. Operation Hardtack I was a series of 35 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in at the Pacific Proving tests followed the Project 58/58A series and preceded the Operation Argus series.

Operation Newsreel was a series of three high-altitude nuclear tests conducted as part of Hardtack individual tests in the series were Orange, Teak and Yucca. Hardtack II was a series of low yield nuclear weapon tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site (Figure 3) from September 12 through October The operation consisted of 19 nuclear weapon tests and 18 nuclear safety experiments (one-point safety tests).

Most of these tests were to prove the safety and. Operation Hardtack I was a series of 35 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in at the Pacific Proving Grounds.

In the arms race proceeded apace, with the enormous weapons production infrastructure and both weapons labs operating at full Operation Hardtack I was a series of 35 nuclear tests conducted by the United States in.The United States conducts the Shot Dona Ana nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on Octo It was part of the Operation Hardtack II series, in which the United States conducted 37 nuclear tests.

It which yielded a relatively small 37 tons.(15) For Operation Hardtack I, the period Apthrough Octofor all activities other than service as a member of the garrison or maintenance forces on the atoll of Enewetak from November 1,through Ap ; the period of atmospheric nuclear testing for service as a member of the garrison or maintenance forces on the atoll of Enewetak shall run from April

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