Cold War: A Brief History

The MIKE Test

MIKE mushroom cloud

The MIKE Test

Yield: 10.4 megatons
Date: 10/ 31/ 1952
Location: Eniwetok Atoll
Series: Ivy
Type: Experimental thermonuclear device

Two parallel efforts to develop high yield weapons were focused on a Pacific Proving Ground test series for late in 1952. This series, Operation Ivy, exploded the two largest bombs tested up to that time by the United States.

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