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    Ess |Teapot|

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    Date: 20:30 UTC 29/03/1955 | Type: Subsurface @-20m | Yield: 1 Kt

    Ess was the sixth test to use the Ranger Able U-235 core, this time in a Mk-6 HE assembly. Ess ("Effects Sub- Surface") was a test of atomic demolition munition (ADM) cratering. The 3,600kg device was placed in a shaft lined with corrugated steel, 3 meters wide and 21 feet deep, then back-filled with sandbags and dirt prior to firing. Material was thrown out to an altitude of 200 meters, with the highly radioactive base surge reaching out 1,600 meters. Ten minutes after the detonation the cloud height had reached 3,200 meters. The resultant crater measured 91 meters wide and 39 meters deep. One hour after test, the dose inside the crater lip and out to 45 meters was 6000 roentgens, 20 roentgens 4 miles downwind. Doses in excess of 5,000 roentgens are immediately incapacitating, and 100% lethal within a week.









    Published on: 2008-05-11 (6066 reads)

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