ATOMIC BOMB SHOT OUT OF A CANNON - Page 1 of 2
Radiation From Nevada Bomb Blast Covers The U.S.
My Personal Experience With The Atomic Bomb
On May 25 1953, at area 5 of the Nevada Test Site, a nuclear artillery shell was fired from a cannon. The 280mm artillery cannon fired an Atomic projectile that delivered an airburst. The shell traveled 11,000 yards before detonation which occurred 86 feet west, 137 feet south, and 24 feet above the designated burst point at an altitude of 524 feet. The “gun” weapon used a “gun-type” fission assembly method like the Little Boy bomb, about 15kt. The MK-9 280mm (11.02 inch) shell was 54.4 inches long, weighted 803 pounds and used enriched uranium as the fission material.
The airburst detonation was arranged by a time fuse. The MK-9 was fired by an enormous
85 ton artillery piece, with a muzzle velocity of 2060 ft/second, and a range of 20 miles. The yield was 15kt, roughly the size of the Hiroshima bomb.
On 6 Aug. 1945 LITTLE BOY enriched uranium nuclear bomb was dropped on the city of HIROSHIMA, JAPAN. As many as 140,000 may have died. Nuclear fission of Uranium 235 produced approximately 15 Kilotons of TNT. The explosion was approximately the same size as the Cannon nuclear shot.
ATOMIC BOMB TESTS AT NEVADA TEST SITE
The testing of Atomic bombs is not without major objection from our citizens and many from foreign countries. The radiation from these tests is blown by the wind over the entire United States. This complete ground coverage will never go away. The effect on wildlife, farm animals, crops, and our entire population proves the tests have been devastating to all mankind..
MEDICAL PROBLEMS DEVELOPED FROM TESTS
The following information is an example of the problems these nuclear blasts are causing, including cancer and hundreds of lawsuits. However the tests continue with no consideration of the horrible effects they have on our population. Medical problems do not occur immediately, some taking many years to develop
HISTORY OF ATOMIC TESTS AT NEVADA TEST SITE
Between 1951 and 1992 there were a total of 928 announced nuclear tests at the Nevada Test Site. 828 of these were underground. Adding multiple detonation brought the total to 1,021. After objections from Nevada and Utah members of Congress, the tests operations have been postponed, but not completely eliminated.