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    Date: 12:15 UTC 07/05/1952 | Type: Tower @90m | Yield: 12 Kt

    This device (code named BROK-1) was a test of the TX-12, a Mk-12 bomb prototype. The Mk-12 was intended to be a slender, lightweight tactical bomb that could be carried externally by high speed fighter-bombers. It set a record at the time for size and weight, with an implosion system diameter of 56cm weighing only 250 kg (a modest improvement over the Mk-7), yet retained good compression and efficiency. The total device weight was 283 kg, with a predicted yield of 9 kt. It was postponed one day due to unfavorable weather conditions. No formal military exercises were conducted with the shot, however, 1,000 personnel from Camp Desert Rock observed the shot from the Control Point at Yucca Pass.

    Published on: 2010-08-26 (3322 reads)

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