Operation Wigwam nuclear bomb test, 1955

Operation Wigwam nuclear bomb test, 1955

C035/4347 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: US NAVY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Operation Wigwam nuclear bomb test. View of the Mark 90 Betty nuclear bomb detonating underwater during Operation Wigwam. Operation Wigwam was a single test of the Mark 90 'Betty' bomb that took place around 800 km southwest of San Diego, California, USA, on 14th May 1955. The purpose was to determine the vulnerability of submarines to deeply detonated nuclear weapons and to evaluate the feasibility of using such weapons in a combat situation.

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

Keywords: 14 ay, 14/05/1955, 14th, 1900s, 1955, 20th century, betty, black and white, black-and-white, california, deep detonation, deployment, detonating, detonation, device, equipment, exploding, explosion, mark 90, military, monochrome, navy, no-one, nobody, north america, nuclear bomb, nuclear programme, operation wigwam, sea, submarine, surface, technological, technology, test, testing, united states, us, usa, vulnerability testing, warfare, water, weapon, weapons

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