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Date: 15:30 01/11/1951 |
Type: Airburst @430m |
Yield: 21 Kt
The Dog shot was conducted with troops from the 188th Airborne, 127th Engineer Battalion, and the 546th Field Artillery Battalion. The troops dug field emplacements to simulate a defensive deployment southwest of the shot location. They observed the shot from a point six miles from ground zero, and then conducted manoeuvres in the area. The shot was fired at high altitude to reduce the amount of local fallout thought this would not have reduced the neutron-induced radioactive exposure.