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   Here are the pictures of most nuclear and thermonuclear atmospheric(or surface) explosions conducted in the period between 1945-1963. On August 5, 1963 limited test ban treaty signed, so all the consequent tests were underground, although there were some exceptions, e.g. China conducted atmospheric tests later. Pictures are grouped by operation names, dimensions and file size shown, almost all of the pictures are color except the ones marked as "bw". There are mostly US tests pictures in my gallery right now, also I have some unidentified pictures of nuclear blasts, if you can identify them that would be great. If you have any nuclear blast picture that is not here or you think something is not correct please Contact Me. Any help will be highly appreciated.

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- The test information available in the info pane.
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1945 - Manhattan Project (US)
07/16/45, Trinity - 19 Kt.(680x542 17Kb)
07/16/45, Trinity - 19 Kt.(473x600 15Kb)
07/16/45, Trinity - 19 Kt.(480x600 22Kb)
07/16/45, Trinity - 19 Kt.(480x600 30Kb bw)


1945 - W.W.I.I. (US)
08/05/45, Little Boy, Hiroshima - 15 Kt.(480x327 32Kb bw)
08/09/45, Fatman, Nagasaki - 21 Kt.(441x588 40Kb bw)


1946 - Operation Crossroads (US)
07/24/46, Baker - 21 Kt.(680x539 68Kb bw)
07/24/46, Baker - 21 Kt.(640x480 35Kb)
07/24/46, Baker - 21 Kt.(700x480 25Kb bw)


1948 - Operation Sandstone (US)
04/14/48, X-Ray -37 Kt.(744x1024 62Kb bw)


1949 - Joe I (USSR)
08/29/49, Joe I/First Lightning - 22 Kt.(680x510 22Kb bw)


1951 - Ranger
02/06/51, Fox - 22kt.(482x600 20Kb)

1951 - Operation Buster-Jangle (US)
10/30/51, Charlie - 14 Kt.(640x456 36Kb)
11/01/51, Dog - 21 Kt.(486x600 18Kb)
11/01/51, Dog - 21 Kt.(474x600 22Kb)
11/05/51, Easy - 31 Kt.(530x369 39Kb)


1951 - Operation Greenhouse (US)
04/20/51, Easy - 47 Kt.(481x600 31Kb)
05/08/51, George - 225 Kt.(680x543 22Kb)
05/08/51, George - 225 Kt.(480x600 28Kb)


1952 - Operation Tumbler-Snapper (US)
04/22/52, Charlie - 31 Kt.(479x600 49Kb)
04/22/52, How - 14 Kt.(586x460 18Kb)
04/22/52, Fox - 11 Kt.(891x1024 63Kb)


1952 - Operation Hurricane (UK)
10/03/52, Hurricane - 25 Kt.(640x480 28Kb)


1952 - Operation Ivy (US)
10/31/52, Mike H-Bomb - 10,400 Kt.(1280x1023 103Kb)
10/31/52, Mike H-Bomb - 10,400 Kt.(1280x1025 112Kb)
10/31/52, Mike H-Bomb - 10,400 Kt.(1280x964 117Kb)
10/31/52, Mike H-Bomb - 10,400 Kt.(486x600 22Kb)
10/31/52, Mike H-Bomb - 10,400 Kt.(800x600 22Kb)
11/15/52, King - 500 Kt.(680x544 37Kb)


1953 - Operation Upshot/Knothole (US)
03/17/53, Annie - 16 Kt.(1280x1020 55Kb)
03/24/53, Nancy - 24 Kt.(680x545 38Kb)
04/18/53, Badger - 23 Kt.(680x543 29Kb)
04/25/53, Simon - 43 Kt.(582x460 25Kb)
05/19/53, Harry - 32 Kt.(597x481 26Kb)
05/25/53, Grable - 15 Kt.(480x600 49Kb)
05/25/53, Grable - 15 Kt.(1024x617 92Kb)
06/04/53, Climax - 61 Kt.(680x542 45Kb)
06/04/53, Climax - 61 Kt.(490x600 23Kb)


1953 - Joe IV (USSR)
08/12/53, Joe IV - 400 Kt.(519x600 20Kb bw)


1953 - Operation Totem (UK)
10/14/53, Totem T1 - 10 Kt.(512x484 20Kb bw)
10/26/53, Totem T2 - 8 Kt.(488x481 20Kb bw)


1954 - Operation Castle (US)
03/01/54, Bravo H-Bomb - 15,000 Kt.(1280x962 108Kb)
03/01/54, Bravo H-Bomb - 15,000 Kt.(680x506 13Kb)
03/01/54, Bravo H-Bomb - 15,000 Kt.(1280x814 95Kb)
03/26/54, Romeo H-Bomb - 11,000 Kt.(769x1024 76Kb)
03/26/54, Romeo H-Bomb - 11,000 Kt.(612x768 47Kb)
03/26/54, Romeo H-Bomb - 11,000 Kt.(759x456 25Kb)
04/25/54, Union H-Bomb - 6,900 Kt.(643x351 21Kb)
05/04/54, Yankee H-Bomb - 13,500 Kt.(744x1024 47Kb)


1955 - Operation Teapot (US)
02/7/55, Wasp - 1 Kt.(779x1024 150Kb)
03/12/55, Moth - 2 Kt.(582x460 13Kb)
03/12/55, Tesla - 7 Kt.(680x513 11Kb)
03/12/55, Hornet - 4 Kt.(800x612 31Kb)
03/29/1955, Apple I - 14 Kt. (595x468 29Kb)
04/06/55, HA - 3 Kt.(466x350 21Kb)
04/15/55, Met - 22 Kt.(603x768 32Kb)
04/15/55, Met - 22 Kt.(568x716 85Kb bw)
04/15/55, Met - 22 Kt. (634x505 60Kb)
05/05/1955, Apple II - 29 Kt. (600x477 37Kb)
05/05/1955, Apple II - 29 Kt. (598x476 34Kb)


1955 - RDS-37 (USSR)
11/22/55, RDS-37/Superbomb H-Bomb - 1,600 Kt.(480x402 17Kb bw)


1956 - Operation Redwing (US)
06/06/56, Seminole - 13.70 Kt.(680x542 30Kb)
06/06/56, Seminole - 13.70 Kt.(680x542 49Kb)
06/06/56, Seminole - 13.70 Kt.(680x543 40Kb)
06/11/56, Blackfoot - 8.50 Kt.(387x480 9Kb)
06/25/56, Dakota H-Bomb - 1,000 Kt.(680x540 21Kb)
07/08/56, Mohawk H-Bomb - 360 Kt.(985x768 46Kb)
07/08/56, Apache H-Bomb - 1,900 Kt.(680x542 32Kb)
07/08/56, Apache H-Bomb - 1,900 Kt.(680x543 19Kb)


1956 - Operation Mosaic (UK)
06/19/56, Mosaic G2 - 98 Kt.(480x528 28Kb bw)


1956 - Operation Buffalo (UK)
10/22/56, Buffalo R4 - 10 Kt.(431x480 27Kb)


1957 - Operation Grapple (UK)
05/15/57, Grapple R1 H-Bomb - 300 Kt.(431x600 16Kb bw)
11/08/57, Grapple X H-Bomb - 1,800 Kt.(458x600 22Kb bw)
09/11/58, Grapple Z/Halliard 1 H-Bomb - >2,500 Kt.(431x600 16Kb bw)


1957 - Operation Plumbbob (US)
05/28/57, Boltzman - 12 Kt.(680x543 35Kb)
05/28/57, Boltzman - 12 Kt.(680x519 13Kb)
06/02/57, Franklin - 140 tons.(967x768 16Kb)
06/24/57, Priscilla - 37 Kt.(1251x1005 110Kb)
06/24/57, Priscilla - 37 Kt.(680x543 20Kb)
06/24/57, Priscilla - 37 Kt.(1024x794 66Kb)
07/05/57, Hood - 74 Kt.(1024x814 40Kb)
07/05/57, Hood - 74 Kt.(590x366 19Kb)
07/15/57, Diablo - 17 Kt.(1024x810 38Kb)
07/19/57, John - 2 Kt.(481x600 18Kb)
08/07/57, Stokes - 19 Kt.(680x546 27Kb)
08/07/57, Stokes - 19 Kt.(898x1024 68Kb)
08/07/57, Stokes - 19 Kt.(1280x803 61Kb)
18/07/57, Shasta - 17 Kt.(981x768 16Kb)
08/23/57, Doppler - 11 Kt.(680x537 20Kb)
08/31/57, Smoky - 44 Kt.(680x541 37Kb)
08/31/57, Smoky - 44 Kt.(680x544 33Kb)
08/31/57, Smoky - 44 Kt.(1023x768 50Kb)
09/14/57, Fizeau - 11 Kt.(680x541 20Kb)
09/14/57, Fizeau - 11 Kt.(680x438 25Kb)
09/28/57, Charlston - 12 Kt.(680x540 20Kb)


1958 - Operation Hardtack I (US)
05/05/58, Cactus - 18 Kt.(391x480 10Kb)
06/08/58, Umbrella - 9 Kt.(481x600 31Kb)
06/28/58, Oak H-Bomb - 8900 Kt.(1280x906 157Kb)
06/28/58, Oak H-Bomb - 8900 Kt.(975x1024 137Kb bw)


1958 - Operation Hardtack II (US)
10/22/58, Socorro - 6 Kt.(680x516 10Kb)
10/26/58, De Baca - 2.20 Kt.(479x600 38Kb)


1961 - Tzar Bomba (USSR)
10/30/61, Tzar Bomba - 50Mgt.(600x458 44Kb)
10/30/61, Tzar Bomba - 50Mgt.(600x441 41Kb)
10/30/61, Tzar Bomba - 50Mgt.(552x313 12Kb)


1962 - Operation Storax (US)
07/06/62, Sedan - 104 Kt.(680x538 61Kb)


1962 - Operation Dominic I (US)
06/09/62, Truckee - 210Kt.(753x1024 69Kb)
06/09/62, Truckee - 210Kt.(1280x938 101Kb)
06/09/62, Truckee - 210Kt.(605x768 19Kb)
06/10/62, Swordfish - <20Kt.(680x431 28Kb)
06/10/62, Yeso H-Bomb - 3,000 Kt.(932x1024 39Kb)
06/10/62, Yeso H-Bomb - 3,000 Kt.(989x768 33Kb)
06/10/62, Yeso H-Bomb - 3,000 Kt.(978x768 24Kb)
06/27/62, Bighorn H-Bomb - 1, 000 Kt.(680x514 13Kb)
06/30/62, Bluestone H-Bomb - 1, 000 Kt.(980x500 47Kb)
10/26/62, Bluegill-3 H-Bomb - <1, 000 Kt.(445x445 19Kb)


1964 - Test 596 (China)
10/16/64.shtml" (426x600 19Kb bw)
10/16/64.shtml" (600 x 460 21Kb)


1967 - Test No. 6 (China)
06/17/67.shtml" (486x600 18Kb bw)


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