Cold War: A Brief History

The BRAVO Test

BRAVO mushroom cloud

The BRAVO Test

Yield: 15 megatons
Date: 2/ 28/ 1954
Location: Bikini Atoll
Series: Castle
Type: Surface

Operation Castle was a series of high yield thermonuclear weapon design tests. Romeo was the first nuclear test conducted on a barge. High yield thermonuclear tests were blowing vast holes in the reefs at Bikini and Eniwetok.

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