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    Short Granite

    Short Granite

    Description : Time: 15/05/1957 19:37 GMT
    Location: Off Malden Island
    Type:Air drop @ 2400 m
    Yield: 200-300 kt

    Dropped by a Valiant B1 bomber (XD818 of Squadron No. 49) piloted by Wing Commander K. Hubbard. Detonated after 52 sec of free fall.

    This was Britain's first test of a radiation implosion thermonuclear bomb design. The device, named Green Granite Small, weighed 10,000 lb and used a modified Red Beard primary (called "Tom") and a lead-encased lithium deuteride secondary (called "Dick"). Most of the yield was from the secondary, providing evidence of successful radiation implosion, but the yield was far below the predicted value (about 1 megaton was expected).


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