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UPSHOT-KNOTHOLE

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GRABLE EVENT - Part of Operation Upshot-Knothole, was a 15-kiloton test fired from a 280-mm cannon on May 25, 1953 at the Nevada Proving Grounds. Frenchman's Flat, Nevada - Atomic Cannon Test History's first atomic artillery shell fired from the Army's new 280-mm artillery gun. Hundreds of high ranking Armed Forces officers and members of Congress are present. The fireball ascending.  

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5/25/1953

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CIC 0315864

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Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration / Nevada Site Office

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