Accession Number : AD0478136


Title :   OPERATION DISTANT PLAIN. UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION WITH CANADA, AUSTRALIA, AND GREAT BRITAIN IN A NON-NUCLEAR EXPERIMENTAL TEST SERIES.


Descriptive Note : Program and project description,


Corporate Author : DEFENSE ATOMIC SUPPORT AGENCY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Kelso, J R ; Kingery, C N ; Choromokos, J , Jr


Report Date : Jan 1966


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : Operation DISTANT PLAIN is the nickname given for the U. S. participation in a series of non-nuclear experiments to be conducted in Alberta, Canada during CY 1966-67 in connection with the Tripartite Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP). This test series is designed to provide experimental data utilizing explosives and detonable gas filled balloons for application to the solution of nuclear weapon problems based on specific military requirements. Each of the six events is described in detail as well as all the U. S. projects participating in this operation. (Author)


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS , *EXPLOSIVES , ALBERTA , CANADA , UNITED STATES , AUSTRALIA , UNITED KINGDOM , BLAST , SHOCK WAVES , BALLOONS , SPECIFICATIONS , PLANNING , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , NUCLEAR WEAPONS , SIMULATION , TEST METHODS , EXPERIMENTAL DATA , EXPLOSIVE GASES , AIRBURST , CRATERING


Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Explosions


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE