Operation Crossroads atom bomb test, 1946

Operation Crossroads atom bomb test, 1946

C023/3299 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.4MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Operation Crossroads atom bomb test. Mushroom cloud rising from the Baker atomic explosion carried out at Bikini Atoll, in the Pacific, at 21:34 UTC on 24 July 1946 as part of Operation Crossroads. Baker was the first underwater nuclear detonation. The yield was thousands of tons of TNT, with the column of water vapour reaching thousands of metres into the air. The explosion and wave of water overwhelmed and sank unmanned test ships left in the vicinity.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1940s, 1946, 20th century, 24 july 1946, 25 july 1946, aerial photograph, aerial photography, american, arms race, atom bomb, atomic, atomic bomb, atomic explosion, baker, bikini atoll, bird's eye view, black-and-white, cold war, early, energy, experiment, experimenting, exploding, explosions, first, historical, history, marshall islands, military, monochrome, mushroom cloud, no-one, nobody, north american, nuclear, nuclear explosion, operation crossroads, pacific, physical, physics, pioneering, powerful, research, rising, ships, steam, technological, technology, test, testing, under water, underwater, us, warfare, warships, water vapour, weapon, weapons

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.