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Operation Mandrel

Operation Mandrel was a series of 53 nuclear test explosions conducted in 1969 and 1970.

These tests followed Bowline and preceded the Emery series.

The individual blasts of this series were:

NameDateSize
ILDRIM July 16 20 to 200 kilotons
HUTCH July 16 20 to 200 kilotons
SPIDER A, B August 14 < 20 kilotons
PLIERS August 27 < 20 kilotons
HOREHOUND August 27 < 20 kilotons
RULISON (Grand Valley, Colorado) September 10 40 kilotons
MINUTE STEAK September 12 < 20 kilotons
JORUM September 16 <1 MT
KYACK A, B September 20 < 20 kilotons
SEAWEED C, D, E October 1 < 20 kilotons
MILROW (Amchitka Is, AK.) October 2 1 - 1.2 MT
PIPKIN October 8 200 kilotons to 1 MT
SEAWEED B October 16 < 20 kilotons
CRUET October 29 11 kilotons
POD A, B, C, D October 29 16.7 kt total
CALABASH October 29 110 kilotons
SCUTTLE November 13 1.7 kilotons
PICCALILLI November 21 20 to 200 kilotons
PLANER November 21 < 20 kilotons
DIESEL TRAIN December 5 < 20 kilotons
CULANTRO A, B December 10 < 20 kilotons
TUN A, B, C, D December 10 4 <20 kilotons
GRAPE A December 17 20 to 200 kilotons
LOVAGE December 17 < 20 kilotons
TERRINE-WHITE, -YELLOW December 18 2 20 to 200 kilotons
FOB-GREEN, -RED, -BLUE January 23 3 < 20 kilotons
AJO January 30 < 20 kilotons
GRAPE B February 4 20 to 200 kilotons
BELEN February 4 20 to 200 kilotons
LABIS February 5 25 kilotons
DIANA MIST February 11 < 20 kilotons
CUMARIN February 25 20 to 200 kilotons
YANNIGAN-RED, -BLUE, -WHITE February 26 3 20 to 200 kilotons
CYATHUS March 6 8.7 kilotons
ARABIS-RED, -GREEN, -BLUE March 6 3 < 20 kilotons
JAL March 19 < 20 kilotons
SHAPER March 23 20 to 200 kilotons
HANDLEY March 26 >1 MT
SNUBBER April 21 12.7 kilotons
CAN-GREEN, -RED April 21 2 20 to 200 kilotons
BEEBALM May 1 < 20 kilotons
HOD A (GREEN), B (RED) May 1 < 20 kilotons
HOD C May 1 < 20 kilotons
MINT LEAF May 5 < 20 kilotons
DIAMOND DUST May 12 < 20 kilotons
CORNICE-YELLOW, -GREEN May 15 2 20 to 200 kilotons
MANZANAS May 21 < 20 kilotons
MORRONES May 21 20 to 200 kilotons
HUDSON MOON May 26 < 20 kilotons
FLASK-GREEN, -YELLOW, -RED May 26 105 kilotons, 90 tons,
35 tons, respectively
PITON C May 28 < 20 kilotons
PITON A, B May 28 < 20 kilotons
ARNICA-YELLOW, -VIOLET June 26 < 20 kilotons

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