1950s Soviet nuclear torpedo test at Novaya Zemlya

1950s Soviet nuclear torpedo test at Novaya Zemlya

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Caption: 1950s Soviet nuclear torpedo test at Novaya Zemlya. Mushroom cloud rising from the surface of the sea during the first Soviet underwater nuclear torpedo test. This test, named 22 (Joe-17), took place on 21 September 1955 at the NTSNZ (Northern Test Site Novaya Zemlya) of a torpedo design. The location was NZ Area A, Chyornaya Guba, Novaya Zemlya, Russia. The yield was 3.5 kilotons of TNT.

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