Atmospheric Nuclear Detonation - Wasp
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Wasp
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Test:Wasp; Date:February 8, 1955;
Operation:Teapot;
Site:Nevada Test Site (NTS), Frenchman Flats;
Detonation:Airdrop, altitude - 1500ft; Yield:1kt; Type:Fission;

   Wasp was the first test in operation Teapot series and it was 50th US nuclear test. Fission type device was expected to have approx. 1Kt yield. Test itself was an airdrop. Actual yield was as predicted, 1Kt.

Special thanks to Robert R Brownlee and Las Alamos Laboratory National Archives for providing information.

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