A short post this week. A little busy.
Test: Turk (device name: Linda)
Time: 13:20 7 March 1955 (GMT)
5:20 7 March 1955 (PST)
Location: Nevada Test Site (NTS), Area 2
Test Height and Type: 500 Foot Tower Shot
Yield: 43 kt
This was a UCRL test of a primary for the XW-27 Class "D" (light weight) thermonuclear weapon. The device, named LINDA, was a mockup of the XW-27 radiation case and was 30.5 inches by 61.3 inches and weighed 2325 lb. Expected yield was 45 kt.
Photo shows how the atomic bomb blast in Nevada looked over Los Angeles from the roof of the Statler Hotel (Wilshire grand). Note the sharpness of City Hall (right background), the Richfield Building (right foreground) and other buildings in the area. Ridge of mountains is also sharply outlined. Photo dated: March 7, 1955.
Fallout from Turk reached 3008 counties The worst hit was Inyo California.