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United States Nuclear Tests -- By Date

United States Nuclear Tests -- By Date

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This document is a compilation of all nuclear tests and simultaneous detonations that the United States has conducted.

However, the two nuclear weapons that the United States exploded over Japan ending World War II are not listed. These were not "tests" in the sense that they were conducted to prove that the weapon would work as designed (as was the first test near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945) or to advance weapon design, to determine weapons effects, or to verify weapon safety as were the more than one thousand tests that have taken place since June 30, 1946.

The nuclear weapon dropped August 5, 1945, from a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber and detonated over Hiroshima, Japan had an energy yield equivalent to that of 15,000 tons of TNT. The one exploded in similar fashion August 9, 1945 over Nagasaki, Japan had a yield of 21,000 tons of TNT. Both detonations were intended to end World War II as quickly as possible.
This document is a compilation of all nuclear tests and simultaneous detonations that the United States has conducted.

However, the two nuclear weapons that the United States exploded over Japan ending World War II are not listed. These were not "tests" in the sense that they were conducted to prove that the weapon would work as designed (as was the first test near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945) or to advance weapon design, to determine weapons effects, or to verify weapon safety as were the more than one thousand tests that have taken place since June 30, 1946.

The nuclear weapon dropped August 5, 1945, from a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber and detonated over Hiroshima, Japan had an energy yield equivalent to that of 15,000 tons of TNT. The one exploded in similar fashion August 9, 1945 over Nagasaki, Japan had a yield of 21,000 tons of TNT. Both detonations were intended to end World War II as quickly as possible.

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United States Nuclear Tests -- By Date
TestDate (GCT)LocationTypePurpose Yield Range
1Trinity07/16/45Alamogordo, New MexicoTowerWeapons Related21 ktFirst test of a nuclear weaponThis document is a compilation of all nuclear tests and simultaneous detonations that the United States has conducted. However, the two nuclear weapons that the UnitedStates exploded over Japan ending World War II are not listed. These were not "tests" in the sense that they were conducted to prove that the weapon would work as designed(as was the first test near Alamogordo, New Mexico on July 16, 1945) or to advance weapon design, to determine weapons effects, or to verify weapon safety as were the morethan one thousand tests that have taken place since June 30, 1946.The nuclear weapon dropped August 5, 1945, from a U.S. Army Air Force B-29 bomber and detonated over Hiroshima, Japan had an energy yield equivalent to that of 15,000tons of TNT. The one exploded in similar fashion August 9, 1945 over Nagasaki, Japan had a yield of 21,000 tons of TNT. Both detonations were intended to end World War IIas quickly as possible.
Operation Crossroads
2Able06/30/46BikiniAirdropWeapons Effects21 kt3Baker07/24/46BikiniUnderwaterWeapons Effects21 kt
Operation Sandstone
4X-ray04/14/48EnewetakTowerWeapons Related37 kt5Yoke04/30/48EnewetakTowerWeapons Related49 kt6Zebra05/14/48EnewetakTowerWeapons Related18 kt
Operation Ranger
7Able01/27/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related1 kt8Baker01/28/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related8 kt9Easy02/01/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related1 kt10Baker-202/02/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related8 kt11Fox02/06/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related22 kt
Operation Greenhouse
12Dog04/07/51EnewetakTowerWeapons Related81 kt13Easy04/20/51EnewetakTowerWeapons Related47 kt14George05/08/51EnewetakTowerWeapons Related225 ktFirst thermonuclear test explosion15Item05/24/51EnewetakTowerWeapons Related45.5 ktFirst test of the boosting principle
 
United States Nuclear Tests -- By Date
TestDate (GCT)LocationTypePurpose Yield Range
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Operation Buster
16Able10/22/51NTSTowerWeapons RelatedLess than 0.1 ktRadioactivity not detected off site17Baker10/28/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related3.5 kt18Charlie10/30/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related14 kt19Dog11/01/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related21 kt20Easy11/05/51NTSAirdropWeapons Related31 kt
Operation Jangle
21Sugar11/19/51NTSSurfaceWeapons Effects1.2 kt22Uncle11/29/51NTSCraterWeapons Effects1.2 kt
Operation Tumbler-Snapper
23Able04/01/52NTSAirdropWeapons Effects1 kt24Baker04/15/52NTSAirdropWeapons Effects1 kt25Charlie04/22/52NTSAirdropWeapons Related31 kt26Dog05/01/52NTSAirdropWeapons Related19 kt27Easy05/07/52NTSTowerWeapons Related12 kt28Fox05/25/52NTSTowerWeapons Related11 kt29George06/01/52NTSTowerWeapons Related15 kt30How06/05/52NTSTowerWeapons Related14 kt
Operation Ivy
31Mike10/31/52EnewetakSurfaceWeapons Related10.4 MtExperimental thermonuclear device32King11/15/52EnewetakAirdropWeapons Related500 kt
Operation Upshot-Knothole
33Annie03/17/53NTSTowerWeapons Related16 kt34Nancy03/24/53NTSTowerWeapons Related24 kt35Ruth03/31/53NTSTowerWeapons Related200 tons36Dixie04/06/53NTSAirdropWeapons Related11 kt37Ray04/11/53NTSTowerWeapons Related200 tons
 
United States Nuclear Tests -- By Date
TestDate (GCT)LocationTypePurpose Yield Range
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Operation Upshot-Knothole -- Continued
38Badger04/18/53NTSTowerWeapons Related23 kt39Simon04/25/53NTSTowerWeapons Related43 kt40Encore05/08/53NTSAirdropWeapons Effects27 kt41Harry05/19/53NTSTowerWeapons Related32 kt42Grable05/25/53NTSAirburstWeapons Related15 ktFired from 280mm gun43Climax06/04/53NTSAirdropWeapons Related61 kt
Operation Castle
44Bravo02/28/54BikiniSurfaceWeapons Related15 MtExperimental thermonuclear device45Romeo03/26/54BikiniBargeWeapons Related11 Mt46Koon04/06/54BikiniSurfaceWeapons Related110 kt47Union04/25/54BikiniBargeWeapons Related6.9 Mt48Yankee05/04/54BikiniBargeWeapons Related13.5 Mt49Nectar05/13/54EnewetakBargeWeapons Related1.69 Mt
Operation Teapot
50Wasp02/18/55NTSAirdropWeapons Effects1 kt51Moth02/22/55NTSTowerWeapons Related2 kt52Tesla03/01/55NTSTowerWeapons Related7 kt53Turk03/07/55NTSTowerWeapons Related43 kt54Hornet03/12/55NTSTowerWeapons Related4 kt55Bee03/22/55NTSTowerWeapons Related8 kt56Ess03/23/55NTSCraterWeapons Effects1 kt57Apple-103/29/55NTSTowerWeapons Related14 kt58Wasp Prime03/29/55NTSAirdropWeapons Related3 kt59Named "HA" for "high altitude" in reference to itsHA (High Altitude)04/06/55NTSAirdropWeapons Effects3 ktintended detonation at an altitude of 40,000 feet60Post04/09/55NTSTowerWeapons Related2 kt61Met04/15/55NTSTowerWeapons Effects22 kt

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