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. Eruption column of water rising from the sea during a Soviet underwater nuclear torpedo test. This test, named 48 (Joe-42), took place on 10 October 1957 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 6 kilotons of TNT. Sea ice and ships can be seen in the surrounding waters. Some of the ships would have been damaged and sunk by the blast.

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