Operation ''Hurricane''

  • Cold War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Operation Hurricane, was a 1952 Nuclear weapons Test – which was Great Britain's first such. Conducted at The Marshall Island's (US) Test Site in The Pacific, The Test created great angst among many European powers. The acceptance of The US – and The Soviet Union for having Nuclear Munitions (but no other Nations at the time), would change the overall dynamics of European politics going forward. The Device, which was affixed to a decommissioned Warship of The Islands, was a 25-KT Device. The successful Test would lead to several others and serve to refine Britain's Nuclear Defense Program for years to come.