Operation Flintlock (nuclear test)


Operation Flintlock (nuclear test)
Operation Flintlock
Long Shot film still.jpg
Flintlock Long Shot
Information
Country  United States
Test site Nevada Test Site / Amchitka
Period 1965-1966
Number of tests 48
Test type Underground
Max. yield 365 kt
Navigation
Previous test Operation Whetstone
Next test Operation Latchkey

Operation Flintlock[1] was a series of 48 nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada Test Site and Amchitka in 1965 and 1966. These tests followed the Whetstone series and preceded Latchkey. The individual blasts were:

Name Date Size   Name Date Size
IZZER July 16 < 20 kilotons   PONGEE July 22 < 20 kilotons
BRONZE July 23 20 to 200 kilotons   MAUVE August 6 < 20 kilotons
TICKING August 21 < 20 kilotons   CENTAUR August 27 < 20 kilotons
SCREAMER, MOA September 1 < 20 kilotons   CHARCOAL September 10 20 to 200 kilotons
ELKHART September 17 < 20 kilotons   LONG SHOT October 29 80 kilotons
SEPIA November 12 < 20 kilotons   KERMET November 23 < 20 kilotons
CORDUROY December 3 20 to 200 kilotons   EMERSON December 16 < 20 kilotons
BUFF December 16 20 to 200 kilotons   MAXWELL January 13 < 20 kilotons
LAMPBLACK January 18 20 to 200 kilotons   SIENNA January 18 < 20 kilotons
DOVEKIE January 21 < 20 kilotons   REO January 22 < 20 kilotons
PLAID 2 February 3 < 20 kilotons   REX February 24 19 kilotons
RED HOT March 5 < 20 kilotons   FINFOOT, CINNAMON March 7 < 20 kilotons
CLYMER March 12 < 20 kilotons   PURPLE March 18 < 20 kilotons
TEMPLAR March 24 370 tons   LIME April 1 < 20 kilotons
STUTZ April 6 < 20 kilotons   TOMATO April 7 < 20 kilotons
DURYEA April 14 70 kilotons   FENTON April 23 1.4 kilotons
PIN STRIPE April 25 < 20 kilotons   OCHRE April 29 < 20 kilotons
TRAVELER May 4 < 20 kilotons   CYCLAMEN May 5 12 kilotons
CHARTREUSE May 6 73 kilotons   TAPESTRY May 12 < 20 kilotons
PIRANHA May 13 20 to 200 kilotons   DUMONT May 19 20 to 200 kilotons
DISCUS THROWER May 27 22 kilotons   PILE DRIVER June 2 62 kilotons
TAN June 3 20 to 200 kilotons   PUCE June 10 < 20 kilotons
DOUBLE PLAY June 15 < 20 kilotons   KANKAKEE June 15 20 to 200 kilotons
VULCAN June 25 25 kilotons   HALFBEAK June 30 365 kilotons

References

  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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