Atmospheric Nuclear Detonation - How

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Test:How; Date:May 25 1952;
Site:Nevada Test Site (NTS), Area 2;
Detonation:Tower Shot, altitude - 300ft; Yield:14kt; Type:Fission;

   How was another weapons improvement/development research test. It was the first to use neutron reflector made of Berilium. Test device was code named Scorpion. Its core consisted of the same implosion type system used earlier in the same operation for shot Easy. The only noticable improvement was reduced weight, around 80 lbs. Although that was important for externally carried bomb on high altitude jet bombers. Major design parts by T. Taylor.

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