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Re: Frightening or what!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2013, 05:54:46 PM »

Quite surprising how 'low' the UK total is and how high the French one.

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Re: Frightening or what!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 05:57:47 PM »

Quite surprising how 'low' the UK total is and how high the French one.

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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2013, 06:21:44 PM »

Truly horrifying seeing that.
I've been reading a lot about the Cold War and whilst I had heard about many of the code names given to these weapons but the most worrying was one built by the UK called 'Violet Sun'. It would have destroyed or irradiated 10km! A true city destroyer!
The weapon was designed to be to most destructive weapon created by the UK but were wisely dismantled before they were tested. If the US or Soviets had discovered the existence of the weapon perhaps the Cold War would have much nastier!
Thankfully we never had to live through the results of a nuclear war.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 07:03:15 PM »

I'm amazed that there's anything left of California after that lot..........have they never heard of the San Andeas Fault over there in the Whitehouse, lol
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 07:10:24 PM »

Think they were trying to weld the San Andreas fault up!
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2013, 07:57:23 PM »

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Why???

Maybe the French ones didn't work too well....

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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2013, 08:11:25 PM »

Nevada is the area where a lot of the testing took place, just outside Las Vegas. I went to see the area where they viewed the test and saw some of the craters, this was at Mount Charleston I was told that a lot of the fall out landed in Utah. Apparently this state has the highest cancer figures in the entire USA, the viewing area was chosen because the wind was always off the mountains so the fallout never got near the visiters
 
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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2013, 08:27:53 PM »

Scary stuff to say the least ! What a way to treat our planet.
More scary I suppose are the current bunch of nutters who want a nuclear bomb and a party ticket to Mayhem

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« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2013, 08:42:49 PM »

Trinity and beyond is a documentry of many of the nuclear bomb tests of the past.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114728/

One can only hope that it remains part of the past despite many nations efforts to become "nuclear powers".

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2013, 01:24:57 PM »


Truly Terrifying!   2000+ detonations! 
 What are we thinking?!????
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2013, 02:44:52 PM »


Truly Terrifying!   2000+ detonations! 
 What are we thinking?!????


we're not, Martin......that's the problem.
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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2013, 03:53:53 PM »

A packet of online peanuts to anyone who knows the name of the UK's testing grounds in Australia? without using wikipaedia {-)

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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 05:18:39 PM »

Woomera ?
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« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2013, 05:23:57 PM »

Spot on  :-))


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« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2013, 05:27:13 PM »

Missile testing range
County Class Missiles tested there.
HMS Malabar???

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« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2013, 05:33:35 PM »

And the indigent locals are still rying to get compensation from the UK 50 years later!

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« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2013, 05:52:42 PM »

And the engines that were to power the delivery rockets were tested within viewing distance of the main Newcastle - Carlisle road (the Roman "Military Road) at Spadeadam. I remember the noise produced by the "Blue Streak" missile engine....deafening from 2 miles away. BY.
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« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2013, 05:54:48 PM »

Missile testing range
County Class Missiles tested there.
HMS Malabar???

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« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2013, 07:35:47 PM »

And the engines that were to power the delivery rockets were tested within viewing distance of the main Newcastle - Carlisle road (the Roman "Military Road) at Spadeadam. I remember the noise produced by the "Blue Streak" missile engine....deafening from 2 miles away. BY.

Bryan, I was at primary school in Brampton in the 60s, and classes stopped to hear the noise when engines were being tested.

It's about eight miles away.

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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2013, 12:28:24 AM »

Do you mean "Seaslug"? BY.

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« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2013, 01:17:05 AM »

Woomera....just don't go there as the Giga counter dial still goes bananas <*< ....& that's after some 50 years.....although I think the Brits made a scientific experiment of it
1/2 of the bystanders were told to watch the flash.........they suffered premature blindness followed by premature death  :o
1/2 of the bystanders were told to face 180 degrees from the flash.......they suffered premature baldness followed by premature death  O0
.......and then in 1972 when some of GAZOU's mates tried to alter the geographic foot print of a small island in the Pacific >>:-( .....
So a few questions for Brian56
1. who won the packet of peanuts?
2. what flavour were they?............Derek  {-)
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2013, 09:26:07 AM »

Derek,
Wasn't it Maralinga, where the tests took place?
West from Woomera.
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2013, 09:41:04 AM »

 O0  you are 100% correct vnk.........but its like me stating in my profile that I live in Wollongong >:-o .......when I actually live in Corrimal....which is just 8 km north... :o
...... :}  just for our world membership base to understand....the general location............like
1/1,000 of the world population may have heard of Wollongong.......but 1/100,000,000 of the same people would have heard of Corrimal  {-) ......Derek
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« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2013, 09:51:45 AM »

 
 
 {:-{ .......and then in 1972 when some of GAZOU's mates tried to alter the geographic foot print of a small island in the Pacific
 
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