November 16, 1952

November 16, 1952

The United States tests a second nuclear device during Operation IVY known as the "King Shot". This device was dropped from an aircraft and exploded at an altitude of 1480 feet above its target. The explosion, which derived its energy entirely from fission, was extremely large and probably yielded somewhere around 500 kilotons.

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1952CE Nov 16th