Men work on plutonium core nuclear device Gadget prior to the Trinity nuclear test in New Mexico during World War II.
Alamogordo New Mexico USA Date:1945, July 15 Duration:1 min 20 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Activities the day before the Trinity nuclear test conducted at Alamogordo in New Mexico during World War II. Men work inside a tent erected on the test tower platform in the Jornado del Muerto desert test site. They perform final arming of the plutonium core nuclear implosion device nicknamed the "Gadget". White duct tape seen in use in places on and in the enclosure; as a adhesive since welding would be prohibitive. They attach the Gadget, the first atomic bomb in history, to a crane hook.
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