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The California Parachute, the tail assembly that acted as (non-textile) parachute to retard the descent of both Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs

The California Parachute, the tail assembly that acted as (non-textile) parachute to retard the descent of both Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs

Little Boy and Fat Man atomic bombs The Mk I bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy," was the first nuclear weapon used… Read More

10 months ago

‘I could see the bones in my hands.’ F-84 pilot tells the story of when he flew into the blast radius of an atmospheric nuclear test to see its effect on his aircraft

Test Pilot Norvin C "Bud" Evans flew his specially modified F-84 into the blast radius of atmospheric nuclear tests to… Read More

1 year ago

The story of the B-52 Stratofortress that carried the Flashback Test Vehicle, the Nuclear Bomb Bigger than the Soviet Tsar Bomba

The Flashback Test Vehicle was larger by far than any other nuclear bomb in the US inventory at the time.… Read More

2 years ago

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: THE ENOLA GAY AND THE ATOMIC BOMBING OF HIROSHIMA

The Enola Gay lurched as the the 10,000 pounds Mk I bomb, nicknamed “Little Boy,” dropped out of the bomb… Read More

7 years ago

OPERATION PRESERVATION: HOW THE ATOMIC TRIALS B-52 STRATOFORTRESS BOMBER HAS BEEN RESTORED

Restoration of Boeing B-52 Stratofortress serial number 52-0013 As shown by the beautiful photos in this article, the National Museum of… Read More

7 years ago

THE STORY OF THE B-29 SUPERFORTRESS NAVIGATOR WHO PHOTOGRAPHED THE FIRST NUCLEAR MISSION

The first nuclear mission The following article was originally titled Atomic Exposure: USAAF navigator photographed first nuclear missions and was written… Read More

7 years ago