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Redwing Flathead

365 kilotons, June 11th, 1956

This was the test of the T-28S 'salted' bomb...an intentionally dirty version of the B28 tactical free-fall device. The B28 was the device that was used to equip Canadian F-104 squadrons in Germany during the Cold War. The idea was to have a small H-Bomb in a crash/impact survivable container so one could 'lay down' the nuke at low altitude from a speeding aircraft and still escape. The detonation was delayed, of course...



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