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Dropping Britain"s first H-bomb

Kenneth Hubbard

Dropping Britain"s first H-bomb

the story of Operation Grapple 1957/58

by Kenneth Hubbard

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Published by Pen & Sword Aviation in Barnsley, South Yorkshire .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force. -- Squadron, No. 49,
  • Operation Grapple, Kiribati, 1956-1958,
  • Hydrogen bomb -- Testing

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKenneth Hubbard and Michael Simmons.
    ContributionsSimmons, Michael, 1947-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG1282.A8 H83 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 196 p. :
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23713802M
    ISBN 101844157474
    ISBN 109781844157471
    LC Control Number2009292445

    On 15 May Vickers Valiant V-Bomber X.D under the command of Wg. Cdr. Kenneth Hubbard, O.C. 49 Squadron R.A.F., dropped Britain’s first live thermonuclear bomb. The success of Operation Grapple broadcast to the world that the UK had the reso.   Christmas Island, Pacific Ocean. Various air shots of Cassidy Airfield on Christmas Island where the first H-bomb test explosion is about to take place. Vari.

    (Arnold, Britain and the H-Bomb, p. ). After the treaty was signed in , all of the people involved in the Mickey Mouse "hydrogen bomb" tests vanished into obscurity. Windscale (Sellafield) was the world's first nuclear disaster!!   As journalist Nic Maclellan, author of Grappling with the Bomb:Britain’s Pacific H-bomb Tests, tells The Diplomat, nea British troops travelled to the central Pacific for the testing.

      The British first produced these in May , the book says. Blast of One Megaton The first indigenous British bomb, based on the explosive tests of . Dropping Britain’s First H-Bomb Story of Operation Grapple, by Kenneth Hubbard and Publisher Pen & Sword Aviation (ORIM). Save up to 80% by choosing the eTextbook option for ISBN: , The print version of this textbook is ISBN: ,


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Operation Grapple was a set of four British nuclear weapons test series of early atomic bombs and hydrogen bombs carried out in and at Malden Island and Kiritimati (Christmas Island) in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands in the Pacific Ocean (modern Kiribati) as part of the British hydrogen bomb nuclear explosions were initiated, culminating in the United Kingdom becoming.

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It was a major breakthrough that ensured Britain. The British hydrogen bomb programme was the ultimately successful British effort to develop hydrogen bombs between and During the early part of the Second World War, Britain had a nuclear weapons project, codenamed Tube the Quebec Conference in AugustBritish prime minister Winston Churchill and United States president Franklin Roosevelt signed the Quebec.

'Britain and the H-Bomb tells the tale of the men who developed Britain's thermonuclear device through the drama of the tests in the Pacific.

It does so with clarity and skill.' - Stuart Croft, Nature 'Britain and the H-Bomb is a valuable contribution to the history of the arms race, and deserves a wide readership.' - Peter Gissing, University Reviews: 4.

BRITAIN'S first 'H-bombs', tested inwere not H-bombs at all, but a bluff to convince the world that Britain was still a first-rate power, according to research to be published tomorrow.

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A newspaper front page detailing Britain's first H-bomb test Credit: Alamy T he Fifties saw a desperate scramble to develop weapons to match the United States and Soviet Union. The United States detonates the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, the hydrogen bomb, on Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific.

The test gave the United States a short-lived advantage in the nuclear.