Fifty-three aircraft, including 12 B-36s, took part in last week's atomic-bomb test at Yucca Flat, Nevada. A U.S.A.F. spokesman said the intention was to give aircrews first-hand experience of blast and flash effects, and that similar tests would be held at later dates. It was not revealed how close the aircraft flew to the bomb, which was detonated on a 300ft tower.

Source: Flight International