Operations Crossroads atomic test "BAKER" in Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands Date:1946, July 25 Duration:1 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Nuclear weapons test "BAKER" in Bikini Lagoon, on July 25, 1946. Ships anchored in the lagoon are seen from aircraft flying above. The nuclear device with yield of 23 thousand tons of TNT equivalent, is detonated from 90 feet below sea level. The screen goes white from the light of the resulting fireball. As that light dissipates, a huge wall of water is seen rising rapidly to create a mountainous ball of water, from which a mushroom cloud starts billowing upwards. A huge column of water is seen falling out of the mass, as the mushroom cloud continues to rise and spread.
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