Rare Nuclear Test Films Saved, Declassified, and Uploaded to YouTube

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  1. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

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    We never went to war with China or the USSR. We did however war it up with Vietnam and Korea and Iraq and some skirmishes in South America and some others I may have forgotten. These are the countries I am talking about.

    We saved China's ass from the Japanese. Don't really understand why folks think they are our enemy. How much shit is made there that we buy?
     
  2. Mchart

    Mchart 2[H]4U

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    It was very clear in the closing days of WW2 that both the USSR and China would be our adversary moving forward. This is what i'm referring to. We couldn't nuke anyone once Russia demonstrated they were nuclear capable for reasons that are obvious. We weren't buying shit from China until the late '70's en masse at the earliest.
     
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  3. Krenum

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    Speaking of Russia...

     
  4. Krenum

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    Which is one of the reasons why Patton was killed. Due to this foresight he wanted to invade Moscow while the Russians were taking Berlin.
     
  5. Ducman69

    Ducman69 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Competitor, not enemy by any means. No more than Taco Bell and Panda Express are enemies.

    We did enter into proxy wars with the USSR, which is frankly what Korea and Vietnam were, however, the USSR is dead and the political landscape in Russia today is completely changed. Just as it has with our previous enemy Japan, where 1940s Japan would probably commit seppuku if they saw that their country had a bunch of pacifist dudes that sleep with body pillows that look like little girls and fantasize about giant robots operated by teenage students when they aren't distracted by tentacle porn and miniature dolls. :D
     
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  6. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    The truth contained in this snippet of that sentence should not be dismissed, on any level whatsoever. :p
     
  7. illram

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    So those "teapot" videos in the playlist look crazy. Are those airborne detonations? The explosions look otherworldly. Like some sort of giant "cell."
     
  8. Tiberian

    Tiberian DILLIGAFuck

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    Some are air bursts, some are ground level, and some are mounted on a tower (as I understand it, according to the video descriptions before each of them). That last one, the Operation Teapot - Turk 28112 one (last on the playlist) is amazing, looks like a camera mounted and zoomed specifically to catch the blast/heat/shock wave since it looks like it's capturing just a lower quadrant of the detonation itself. All that raw energy slamming into the ground surface reminds me of a massive dust storm I was caught in many years ago as I was driving into Pahrump NV.

    If you've seen the movie "Interstellar" there's a point when some of the few remaining people are attending a baseball game and it gets stopped because of that masssive wall of dust and sand blowing in, that's what that shit looked like from my vehicle many years ago and I got caught right in the middle of it for about 12 minutes then it just blew away like it had never happened.

    Of course, the inch and a half of dirt and sand coating my vehicle was proof it did. :D
     
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  9. Dullard

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    So he didn't die as a result of a car accident that left him paralyzed until he succumbed to pulmonary edema and congestive heart failure?

    Back to the topic at hand, check out Trinity and Beyond, it shows quite a few of the tests, even some space bursts.
     
  10. dr.stevil

    dr.stevil [H]ardForum Junkie

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    100% on the money. Its a genie that will NEVER be put back in the bottle (nor should it). We just have to make absolutely sure that rogue dictators and unstable governments never get their hands on them (and we've been failing at that, unfortunately)
     
  11. Burticus

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    Enjoy your Leukemia and many varieties of cancer! All made in the USA!

    200+ open air nuke tests, yikes. How many times did the military need to see shit explode to think, hey that might be bad for us. Military brass love explosions, apparently.
     
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  12. Lith1um

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    And Japanese treatment of the Chinese was severe. I recently watched a documentary about Unit 731.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unit_731

     
  13. DocSavage

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    My dad got some sort of throat cancer from growing up in Utah in the 50s. He got it removed, and is fine now, but I'm sure other people weren't as lucky.
    Related source: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/05/us/suffering-effects-of-50s-abomb-tests.html?_r=0
     
  14. Burticus

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    Sorry to hear that. Glad he's doing ok. Hopefully he was compensated like that article said. Funny, I knew about the radioactive fallout from the Nevada tests, but I didn't know the gov acknowledged it or actually paid anything out.
     
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  16. ZeqOBpf6

    ZeqOBpf6 Gawd

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    My grandfather saw one of these live. Iirc he was paid the equivalent of today's $50 to lie in a trench as a nuke went off near him.

    Yikes
     
  17. Xrave

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    That's a pretty amazing story.

    Do you know the yield and how far away it detonated? How old did he live?
     
  18. ZeqOBpf6

    ZeqOBpf6 Gawd

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    Dude is still alive. Iirc he was born in '29.

    I can give him a ring but I don't even know what some of these terms mean so might as well ask all you want to know since I won't be a great journalist.

    I know they built stuff to watch it get destroyed. Different size buildings at different distances, barns and the like.