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The first nuclear bomb was tested at the Nevada Test Site on January 27, 1951. The nuke shot was called  ‘Able’ and it was the first air-dropped nuclear device to be exploded on American soil.


Atomic explosion at Nevada Test Site. (Colorized Photo). This is such a funny and ironic photo. All these people sitting far too close to this explosion, not understanding the consequences and radiation they could get.

from Mail Online

Photos show atomic bomb tests in the Nevada desert seen from 1950s LA

Nearly 1,000 atomic bomb tests (pictured) were detonated in the Nevada Test Site…

The Nevada National Security Site[1] (NNSS), previously the Nevada Test Site (NTS),the site was established on 11 January 1951 for the testing of nuclear devices, covering approximately 1,360 square miles (3,500 km2) of desert and mountainous terrain. Nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site began with a 1-kiloton-of-TNT (4.2 TJ) bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat on 27 January 1951. Many of the iconic images of the nuclear era come from the NTS.