Aerial view of an atomic bomb explosion

This is an aerial shot from Operation Buster Jangle shot Easy. November 5, 1951 detonated in Area 7 of the Nevada Test Site. 31 KT. A very famous shot. See it in "Atomic Filmmakers." Silent.

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//// The Largest Nuclear Bomb //// Tsar Bomba
Documentary: TSAR Bomb and Thermonuclear Warhead - - The largest nuclear bomb ever tested.. October 30, 1961... The Tsar Bomb.. Soviet era 50 megaton = 50 millions tons of TNT. Total destruction - 15 mile radius.. 3rd degree burns - 64 mile radius .. visible 600 miles away. Original design was to be 100 megaton - - "According to the Center for Defense Information, there are approximately 30,000 intact nuclear warheads worldwide.. All but about 200 are retained by the United States and Russia"

First Soviet hydrogen bomb test (1953)
Purchase of footages and offers, contact us - Date: 12/08/1953 | Type: Tower 30m | Yield: 400kt Joe-4 was the fifth Soviet nuclear test and demonstrated the use of fusion in a weaponizable design known as the Sloika or "Layer Cake" design. The device obtained nearly all of its yield from fission and was limited for practical purposes to yields of less than 1Mt. The RDS-6s warhead used a U-235 fissile core surrounded by alternating layers of lithium-6 deuteride spiked with tritium, and a uranium fusion tamper inside a high explosive implosion system. Though not a true thermonuclear weapon the USSR claimed it was, and in conjunction with the fact that it was air-deliverable caused considerable embarasment to the US. The US did not successfuly test a deliverable thermonuclear bomb untill 1954.

5 Nuclear Detonations that went WRONG | Top 5 Countdown
Even if they are the most dangerous weapons ever created, nuclear weapons still don't scare some people. Here are 5 Nuclear detonations that went WRONG. ★Credits: Starfish Prime: Standing under a nuke (Operation Plumbbob): Lake Chagan (Chagan Nuclear test): Storax Sedan: The Nuke that almost exploded over North Carolina (1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash): ★Top 5 Website and Social Media: Top 5 Countdown: Facebook: Twitter: ★Music provided by Incompetech Link: ★Countdown subjects: Number 5: Starfish Prime Number 4: Standing under a Nuke (Operation Plumbbob) Number 3: Lake Chagan Number 2: Storax Sedan Number 1: The Nuke that almost exploded over North Carolina

Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb
Hear first-hand accounts from the air and ground, re-telling every memory from the day the world first witnessed the horrors of atomic warfare. Watch in High Quality here - Watch more Hiroshima from BBC Worldwide here: