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That's been known for some time, though somewhat inaccurately.
The fact that the bombs dropped has been common knowledge. The fact that one of the bombs was one step away from wiping that part of the world off the face of the Earth, has only just been released.
In it, he comments on and corrects Lapp's narrative of the accident, including listing that three out of the four fail safe mechanisms failed, not five out of six as originally thought by Lapp.
Curious question....what caused the plane to break apart in the first place?
Good Lord! I thought the American quacks and sadists in Uniform were bad about the 40's and 50's testing of atomic technology in every way possible. What you describe isn't quite as barbaric as the Soviet testing ..but not that far off? Wow.
I guess this is why America didn't do similar things. Ours were more the open blast exposure and a real focus (no pun intended) on visual impact and damage done. Crawling through the dirt, known to be irradiated? What was the point? Write them all off as dead men and just record how much they could do before becoming totally ineffective? ....the scary thing is, the mindset that did that is still running things today of course.
1958 Tybee Island mid-air collision
we bluffed the h-bomb i remember hearing they strapped 2 nukes together and the data showed it to be a h-bomb
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We may be a polite gentle sort but when it comes to our militray and we can be hardcore
I think you basicaly right with the partership. We did so the USA didnt have to and we most likley got something return like human high altitude endurance testing from the USA. It was the UK that sold its Data to the USA on VX gas and from I heard it got some inoffical help on our H-Bomb in return.