U.S. B-50 Superfortress drops bombs over target areas during atomic tests in Nevada, United States
Nevada United States USA Date:1958 Duration:4 min 48 sec Sound:Yes
Continental atomic tests in Nevada, United States. An Air Weather officer at podium speaks to the high ranking people that includes Dr. Alvin C Graves, scientific test director and Carol Tyler, test manager for atomic energy commission. They decide upon an atomic test. An army sentry stands guard as B-50 named "Rosebud" starts engines for the test mission. Wheels and bottom of the aircraft. U.S. Air Force B-50 Superfortress aircraft in flight. Pilot , radio navigator and bombadier at their crew positions inside the B-50. Monitoring personnel track progress of the B-50, against flight plan, at the Atomic Energy Commission control room. Navigator in the aircraft communicates to the pilot, who turns to align with final bomb run. The bomb bay of the aircraft opens. The Bombardier takes control of aircraft. Aerial view of the target to be hit by the bomb. When bomb is released, aircrew and all observers on ground don protective glasses or goggles. The bomb detonates on the target with blinding flash of light. Mushroom cloud seen from aircraft, above.
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