Accession Number : AD0367503

Title :   OPERATION CROSSROADS. ATOMIC BOMB TESTS. VOLUME 7, APPENDIX X.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. of Army Ground Group,

Corporate Author : JOINT TASK FORCE ONE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Frederick, J. D.

Report Date : 27 AUG 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 260

Abstract : Blast was the most destructive force acting against equipment exposed. The heat wave was of such short duration or low temperature that little damage occurred to Army Air Forces test items. Dispersion is an effective passive defense against atomic bomb attack. All aircraft instruments were unharmed by radioactivity. Methyl Bromide will retain radioactivity to a dangerous degree for an extended period. High pressure steel flasks, such as carbon dioxide bottles, will withstand extreme exposure to atomic detonation. No Army Air Forces exposed items were materially injured by radioactivity. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NUCLEAR EXPLOSION DAMAGE, *AIR FORCE EQUIPMENT, NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, VULNERABILITY, TEST METHODS, NUCLEAR BOMBS.

Subject Categories : Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE