Cold War: A Brief History

Operation Crossroads: Baker Test

Operation Crossroads BAKER test

Operation Crossroads Baker test

Yield: 21 kilotons
Date: 7/ 24/ 1946
Location: Bikini Atoll
Series: Crossroads
Type: Underwater

For the BAKER test, the bomb was encased in a watertight steel caisson, and suspended beneath a ship. The bomb design was a standard Fat Man type Mk 3A fission bomb. The explosion had a yield of 21 kilotons.

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