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Operation Anvil
Anvil Husky Pup - Test chamber 1.jpg
Husky Pup test chamber 1.
Information
Country United States
Test site Nevada Test Site
Period 1975–1976
Number of tests 21
Test type Underground
Max. yield 1 Megaton
Navigation
Previous test Operation Bedrock
Next test Operation Fulcrum

Operation Anvil[1] was a series of 21 nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site in 1975 and 1976. These tests followed the Bedrock series and preceded Fulcrum. Most of the tests were named after bodies of water, parts of boats, or types of cheese.

Individual TestsEdit

Name Date Location Yield   Name Date Location Yield
MARSH September 6, 1975 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   CHESHIRE February 14, 1976 Nevada Test Site .2 to .5 mt
HUSKY PUP October 24, 1975 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   SHALLOWS February 26, 1976 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
KASSERI October 28, 1975 Nevada Test Site .2 to 1 mt   ESTUARY March 9, 1976 Nevada Test Site .2 to .5 mt
DECK November 18, 1975 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   COLBY March 14, 1976 Nevada Test Site .5 to 1 mt
INLET November 20, 1975 Nevada Test Site .2 to 1 mt   POOL March 17, 1976 Nevada Test Site .2 to .5 mt
LEYDEN November 26, 1975 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons   STRAIT March 17, 1976 Nevada Test Site .2 to .5 mt
CHIBERTA December 20, 1975 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   MIGHTY EPIC May 12, 1976 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
MUENSTER January 3, 1976 Nevada Test Site .2 to 1 mt   RIVOLI May 20, 1976 Nevada Test Site < 20 kilotons
KEELSON February 4, 1976 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   BILLET July 27, 1976 Nevada Test Site 20 to 150 kilotons
ESROM February 4, 1976 Nevada Test Site 20 to 200 kilotons   BANON August 26, 1976 Nevada Test Site 20 to 150 kilotons
FONTINA February 12, 1976 Nevada Test Site .2 to 1 mt

ReferencesEdit

  1. U.S. Department of Energy. "United States Nuclear Tests July 1945 through September 1992." DOE/NV 209, REV 15, December 2000.

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