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These are some very interesting photos here in this article. There are so many that it would be quite time consuming to post them all here, but they are fascinating when one considers how bright they were and from such a distance. Most of the blasts were much lower yeald than what is currently in the stock of Russia, China and USA weaponry. If there was a nuclear exchange, these days, the conflagration would make nighttime as day and would linger for hours from the afterglow.

Really cool stuff. I grew up in the LA area and was too young to remember any of this...probably slept through it all, but it is an historical fact that this all occurred.

Here's a teaser pic:

"Today's atomic explosion, largest yet set off on the Nevada test range, was clearly visible in Los Angeles, as remarkable photo shows. Staff photographer Perry Folwer was ready with his camera on a tripod on the roof of the Herald-Express building when the blast occurred at 5:48 a.m. Reporter Jack Smith, who also saw yesterday's explosion, points towards the great white flash that clearly silhouetted mountains to the east." Photo credit: Perry Fowler, February 2, 1951.
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Re: How The Atomic Tests Looked Like From Los Angeles
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 06:08:pm »
 There must be many bomb shelters in Los Angeles. That was around time of 1959 when an early nuclear-ready cruise missile, Regulus I, was used by the postal service to deliver mail.


Re: How The Atomic Tests Looked Like From Los Angeles
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 04:11:pm »
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