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Nuclear landing

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Nuclear landing
In the picture: Fighting units in the conditions of the use of atomic weapons


(from the album for official use 1959 of the year, based on the materials of the military exercise 10 September 1956 of the year at the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site).

16 September 1956 at the Semipalatinsk special polygon of the USSR Ministry of Defense held a military exercise with the use of nuclear weapons called "Parachute paratrooper battalion on helicopters following an atomic strike in order to prevent the enemy from restoring defense in the area of ​​the gap formed by the atomic explosion." Before that, no one, never anywhere, sent people to the epicenter after the explosion of a nuclear device.

General guidance on the coordination of a nuclear explosion and the actions of the troops was carried out by the Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR on special equipment Marshal of Artillery M. Nedelin. The explosion and nuclear-technical support were assigned to Colonel General Balatko. The control of units and subunits was under the command of Lieutenant-General S. Rozhdestvensky, Deputy Commander of the Airborne Forces (VDV) (Commander of the Airborne Forces - Lieutenant-General V. Margelov).

In total, one and a half thousand servicemen were involved. Directly to the epicenter of the explosion landed 272 man.

Nuclear scientists headed by Academician I. Kurchatov, who occupied an observation post at a specially equipped high-rise building, attended the exercise.
In late August, paratroopers - participants of the exercises in the strictest confidence arrived at the Semipalatinsk training ground. Most of the soldiers on the way were not aware of where they were brought and for what kind of work. Information about the upcoming actions in a real situation was brought to the officer staff in the exercise area by Lieutenant-General S. Rozhdestvensky, to which the paratrooper officers reacted calmly. “We accepted,” recalls Army General M. Sorokin (during the exercises, the deputy commander of the airborne division, the head of the task force), “we are on the territory of a nuclear test site, and this contributed to increased responsibility for the upcoming actions and the fulfillment of the tasks set. there was not a single incident during the training and during the exercise. "

Officers of the task force and personnel were present on the eve, in August and September, with several explosions at the Semipalatinsk test site, where, in addition to the nuclear test site, a hydrogen bomb was also tested. According to M. Sorokin, these explosions were observed by all personnel, which was a kind of preliminary running-in for the test participants.

In addition, memos and instructions were studied. The officers in the "classroom" and tactical-drill classes told the fighters about the damaging factors of a nuclear explosion, worked out practical issues of protection against it, based on the available literature and the level of their personal training.

And yet, from the point of view of the majority of the now living participants in those events, the actions of the personnel and the possible consequences of the experiment for its participants were presented both by themselves and by the command rather vaguely. The exercise in this regard was conducted blindly.

The exercise was conducted using an experimental atomic bomb with a TNT equivalent of thousands of tons of thunders, which was discharged with the expectation of an explosion at an altitude of 40 meters. The landing was planned half an hour after the explosion in the area of ​​the third position of the main defense zone of the conditional enemy at a distance of 300 meters from the epicenter. These conditions were determined so as to prevent the paratroopers from receiving a radiation dose over 500 X-rays.

In the process of preparing and landing the airborne assault, the initial region was chosen for landing 23 kilometers from the conventional front line and 36 kilometers from the planned atomic bomb explosion. The span of helicopters with equipment and people on board was checked, but with landmarks about 3 kilometers wide, clearly visible from the air and the ground. However, as the practice of the 1954 exercises showed, even well-established guidelines for aviation in an emergency, the battle could have been swept away by an air tornado of an atomic strike.

In addition, after the atomic explosion, artillery began to "work", finishing off the remaining "pockets" of resistance of the enemy, and also went into the attack of the self-propelled guns, leading fire along the way, and the infantry rose from the shelters. So, if pilots were mistaken one iota, the bombs would be sent to the battle formations of the attacking vehicles and people. And only thanks to the highest flight and tactical training of airmen and paratroopers at the September 1956 exercise, there were no failures.

The flight of the helicopter column with the landing force through the battle formations was carried out during a half-hour artillery preparation attack. The defense of the enemy was marked by trenches to the placed targets. Attacking side (on a plan Infantry Division) was represented by a rifle company of paratroopers, battery 82-mm recoilless guns B-10, batteries 82-mm mortar battalion 85-mm guns firing indirect fire, two batteries 85-mm guns, leading direct fire and battery ACS-57.

The second parachute battalion (without one company) of the 345 th parachute regiment, reinforced with a squad of 57-mm guns of the regimental battery, six recoilless B-10 guns, a squad of 82-mm mortar battery and chemical were thrown into the landing. separation of the regiment with the means of radiation and chemical reconnaissance.

The military leadership, commanders and specialists made calculations and made a decision according to which the landing of an assault force would begin 40 minutes after a nuclear explosion, in order to allow time for a radioactive dust cloud to settle.

The explosion of the atomic bomb dropped from a Tu-16 from a height of eight kilometers gave a significant deviation from the intended epicenter.
Within less than ten minutes, the troops landed a cloud of dust that had not yet settled in the most complicated tactical and radiation environment - half a kilometer from the epicenter of the explosion and immediately began to perform a combat mission. Unloading equipment and weapons, and bringing them into combat-ready condition, paratroopers and dosimetric intelligence on the move turned into battle formations.

According to predetermined azimuths, guided by their commanders who designated their location and direction of movement with rockets and sent commands over the radio, the guards and vigorously, according to management, without confusion and loss of orientation, captured a given object, organized a defensive attack on the survivor. after the atomic strike of the enemy.

But that was not all. The airborne troops were assigned the task of not only retaining a given area, but also facilitating the entry into battle of troops advancing from the front for the final and complete destruction of the enemy, who was in a well-prepared engineering defense.

With the approach of the advancing forces, the direction of the main attack of which passed through the epicenter of the atomic explosion, the artillery turned to artillery support for the attack using the firing shaft method. The airborne troops, together with the approached units, attacked the enemy, and then began to pursue. All these actions, of course, required tremendous moral and physical tension: it was necessary not only to keep up with the attacking self-propelled guns, but also not to fall under the fragments of their artillery. And it is in a continuous mist of dust created by the caterpillars of machines, falling atomic mushroom and artillery breaks.

Everyone experienced and adequately survived the warriors of the winged infantry, who only had a gas mask and an all-arms protective kit were the “salvage” shell that during the 6-9 hours of “training” battle “protected” the exercise participants from all-pervasive radiation ...

“The movement of the paratroopers to the epicenter of the explosion was stopped by specialists of the test site for security measures a few dozen meters from the epicenter,” recalls M. Sorokin, “we did not have individual dosimeters, then the radiation reconnaissance devices were imperfect, and the personnel did not sustainable practical skills of using them: after all, educational sources of infection do not exist. However, after completing the combat mission in the area of ​​the explosion, about thirty kilometers from the epicenter, I stopped the convoy of troops for meals. But Captain K. Mokhov, the head of the chemical service of the regiment, carried out the measurements and reported on the impossibility of feeding because of the high level of radiation. The same thing happened again after an hour of heavy traffic. We could have lunch only in the area of ​​deployment on the banks of the Irtysh (the territory of the Maisky District) ... "

From the report of Marshal M. Nedelin, Lieutenant-General S. Rozhdestvensky, to Minister of Defense Mr. Zhukov:

"According to the results of the defeat of the atomic bomb used in the exercise, it can be concluded that the enemy’s field defense units will be reliably suppressed, and this will allow the landing of airborne assault forces after the explosion. With an 200-300 explosion height of radiation levels, far from the 400- epicenter 500 meters, i.e. in the area of ​​reliable destruction of the enemy, the airborne troops can be landed from helicopters in 15-20 minutes, subject to the exposure dose to 5 X-rays ... "


According to the results of the exercise, it was planned to present 60 officers and generals of the Airborne Forces and military transport aircraft to the Minister of Defense for the announcement of gratitude and awarding valuable gifts.

The Order of the USSR Ministry of Defense on encouraging the participants of the exercise was listed under the heading "Top Secret". The results of the atomic exercises were carefully hidden and hushed up, the documents were destroyed, and their participants were “recommended” to forget about what they saw and knew.

“When I took over the duties of Lieutenant-General S. Rozhdestvensky in 1956,” retired Colonel-General A. Rudakov recalls, “no one personally told me anything about these exercises. I worked with V. Margelov for six years, but and he never mentioned it. "


“During my service in the Airborne Forces, I heard about this teaching when I was a cadet,” says Major General S. Rudakov. In 1981-1983, he worked with historical the form of the 345th paratrooper regiment, but did not see the record of the experimental exercises. If it were, it was simply impossible to ignore such information. "


According to the testimony of a senior researcher at the Ryazan Museum of the Airborne Forces, Lieutenant Colonel S. Gorlenko, who has given the museum over twenty years of active creative work, there are no materials on that teaching in the museum archives. The information was behind seven seals.

The experience of the local "nuclear war" acquired by orders of over thousands of people, thank God, no one else was useful. But we must know and remember the people who, sacrificing their health, fulfilled their duty.

"We did not serve for rewards, incentives and benefits. We did our job, firmly believed in its necessity and were ready for any tests," says V. I. Reznik - in winter quarters when summing up the results of military and political training for 1956, we We heard from the lips of the commander of our unit the words that "units and subunits of the division showed an increased training of commanders and all personnel and are ready to carry out the complex combat tasks of modern combat. This was confirmed by the experimental exercise of the 2 th battalion of the 345 regiment, the 1 th and 2 th battalions of the 165 th AP, the batteries of the 76 th separate self-propelled artillery battalion and other units. The teaching was highly appreciated "


“We, the participants of this doctrine, were pleasantly aware at that time that the command remembers us, sets an example. At that exercise, I was the commander of the 2 artillery division of the 165 regiment,” said retired Colonel Petr Petrovich Pospekhov - we We moved forward behind the advancing infantry, passed through the epicenter, where there was charred and tormented land, burned dogs, destroyed buildings, overturned equipment. We did not know the danger we were threatened. The radioactive cloud seemed to haunt us. vyr occupied almost the entire stomach. I attribute their illness to this hellish experiment "


"In the 11929 military unit, Major M. Orlov was the Chief of Staff of the 2 Battalion," Major-General E. Semenov, senior lecturer at the General Staff Academy, recalls that they were landed from Mi-4 helicopters in 40 minutes. the field of the explosion. They completed the task completely. I remember that he himself looked very painful at that time in 1968, there was not a hair on his head ... "


“The time then was not easy, the Cold War was going to threaten us from abroad,” adds a retired colonel, Ya. Samoylenko, and the West, and we were testing a new weapon. It was impossible to do otherwise. Of course, it was heartless. to send living people to the experimental teaching, and with little or no information, on what they are sending. I had a friend A. Tsyganok, a participant, of those tests. He quickly died from an illness. "


"In 1952- 1957, and studied at the Artillery Academy," says Lieutenant-General Retired P.G. Kalinin - in connection with the emergence of atomic weapons, in 1954, we studied the theory of preemptive strike, in which an important place was given to airborne troops. Knowledge about the damaging factors of a nuclear explosion was not enough. The current reference books and assessment methods were born at that time. The managers themselves put themselves at risk without knowing the possible consequences. And now it’s easy to judge all this.

I remember well that the participants of the exercises told that they gave a subscription. Everything was done under the heading "top secret", maybe that's why today many are silent. In my memory, my fellow paratroopers, Major I. Rusin, and Colonel A. Lebedev, were participants of the landing to the epicenter, who left for another world at a young age.
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"Rossiyskaya Gazeta" from 26 May 1994 of the year
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  1. IlyaKuv
    IlyaKuv 17 November 2012 09: 32
    +21
    It was the strongest military school, everyone collapsed. Although, all the same, we reckless people use a nuclear bomb in exercises.
    1. Was mammoth
      Was mammoth 17 November 2012 22: 10
      +3
      Then they still did not represent all the damaging properties of nuclear weapons.
    2. WW3
      WW3 18 November 2012 14: 51
      +4
      Quote: IlyaKuv
      Although still reckless we are the people, use the nuclear bomb in exercises.

      It was a matter of survival, the likelihood of using nuclear weapons in those years was greater than ever .... By that time, the Americans already had experience of using nuclear weapons in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, multiple exercises with nuclear weapons, the Caribbean crisis of 1962 was ahead ...
      1. Nuar
        Nuar 18 November 2012 22: 53
        +1
        And do not forget that the amers on the troops also experienced a striking effect.

        but no one knew about radiation at all. like there was a movie about the MOST DANGEROUS TOYS (probably from BBS, they love this, but I'm not sure, and I don't remember exactly the name). So in the first place there was "A set of a young nuclear scientist, a game for children from 12 years old". With microscope, dosimeter and radioactive substance for research. The film was watched for a long time, but it seems like this miracle was very popular and was on sale for about six years.

        Nobody knew about the damaging effect of radiation. Out below
        Zynaps wrote about Vegas. This madhouse and in documentaries is shown.
    3. Poppy
      Poppy 19 November 2012 15: 42
      +3
      Americans are even more actively used
      then they just didn’t understand the consequences
  2. evgenii67
    evgenii67 17 November 2012 10: 45
    -9
    the proverb comes to mind: BEAT YOURSELF, so that someone else is afraid.
    1. Zynaps
      Zynaps 17 November 2012 23: 55
      +2
      but what about the civilian mugs who gathered in droves to play in a casino in Las Vegas and at the same time observe the fungi of nearby nuclear explosions at a nuclear testing ground, which is at hand? hard gamma and x-ray radiation with neutrons has not yet been canceled, especially in open areas, and even from a direct line of sight.
  3. grizzlir
    grizzlir 17 November 2012 10: 48
    0
    Have you ever seen this movie here: The film was in 1959, but it was shown to us at the school in the 90s. Since then, the concept of combat in the conditions of the use of WMD in the city has not changed much. I especially ask you to pay attention to the operation of the landing force. The landing force landed in the zone of use of WMD. What will happen to the paratroopers in the future, you can guess.
  4. grizzlir
    grizzlir 17 November 2012 10: 50
    +10
    Have you ever seen this movie here: The film was in 1959, but it was shown to us at the school in the 90s. Since then, the concept of combat in the conditions of the use of WMD in the city has not changed much. I especially ask you to pay attention to the operation of the landing, from the 7th minute .. The landing drops into the zone of use of WMD. What will happen to the paratroopers in the future, you can guess.
    1. studentmati
      studentmati 17 November 2012 20: 21
      -2
      Great training movie! Is it really declassified - or a leak?
      1. Zynaps
        Zynaps 17 November 2012 23: 57
        +5
        at one time these films could be freely found on the Internet - in the public domain they were posted by the former film studio of the USSR Ministry of Defense. Americans posted similar films even earlier. meaning to keep open secrets ...
    2. MG42
      MG42 18 November 2012 01: 21
      +3
      An interesting film, pay attention there between 6 and 7 minutes frames flash with the Nazis as an enemy winked , and there are also more.
  5. Oles
    Oles 17 November 2012 13: 11
    -27
    fucking scoop .. damnation .. military .. etozh what is going on .. living people, young guys and right into the radiation .. for what ?? here is a bastard .. inhumans ... filthy shovel method ..... let everyone who approves of this would dive there themselves ... inhumans ....
    1. grizzlir
      grizzlir 17 November 2012 16: 45
      +25
      Quote: Oles
      fucking scoop .. damnation .. military .. etozh what is going on .. living people, young guys and right into the radiation .. for what ??
      You mean American nuclear exercises with the use of military personnel, as I understand it. They were carried out as much as 10. Some without contingent equipment.
      July 23, 1946. Marshall Islands (US custody), Pacific Ocean, Bikini Atoll
      In the lagoon of Bikini Atoll, under water at a depth of 27 meters, a 21 kt nuclear test explosion was carried out. 80 military vessels were used as targets. 2 hours after the tests, the combined teams of the maritime and infantry units, who were at the time of the explosion on support vessels at a distance of 16 kilometers, entered the lagoon and examined the damage and the level of radiation on target vessels. The operation involved 240 vessels, 160 aircraft and about 42 thousand military personnel.

      USA, Nevada Test Site
      1th of November 1951.

      An air test nuclear explosion of 21 kt was made. At the time of his military units with a total number of several thousand people were at a distance of about 11 kilometers from the site of the explosion and watched the development of events. Some time after the passage of the shock wave, individual units marched in the direction of the epicenter of the explosion (not reaching it about one kilometer). Then, according to a special technique developed in the American military department, the behavior of soldiers and officers who were affected by the damaging factors of the explosion, their reaction to orders was evaluated

      5th of November 1951.
      A 31 kt air test nuclear explosion was carried out. The behavioral and psychological characteristics of military personnel were studied after exposure to the damaging factors of a nuclear explosion.

      1 April 1952 of the year.
      1 kt airborne nuclear explosion. About 10 thousand troops at the time of the explosion were at a distance of 6,4 kilometers from the epicenter. 2 hours after the test, military units made march-throws to the epicenter. No personal protective equipment was used.

      15 April 1952 of the year.
      1 kt airborne nuclear explosion. Using a methodology similar to that used during the nuclear test explosion on April 1, 1952, military units, without using any personal protective equipment, made marching throws to the epicenter of the explosion

      I will not describe everything, in my opinion it’s clear where they treated the military personnel more humanely, in a damned scoop or in a civilized west.
      1. Belo_ticketnik
        Belo_ticketnik 17 November 2012 18: 09
        +2
        you can of course minus .. but both here and in the west people received a horse dose of radiation for these tests.
        The argument "they still have shit .. newer" does not delight me ..
        1. klop_mutant
          klop_mutant 17 November 2012 19: 41
          +10
          We soldier personal protective equipment relied. Moreover, the highest military leadership in the exercises also participated. In the 54th, Zhukov personally examined the funnel from an atomic explosion.
    2. enkor
      enkor 17 November 2012 19: 57
      +1
      Chill, used food.
  6. nnz226
    nnz226 17 November 2012 13: 15
    +10
    My father was on these maneuvers ...
  7. tambourine 2012
    tambourine 2012 17 November 2012 16: 25
    +15
    it’s easy to criticize from the height of today's knowledge, and then you had to learn to fight and survive in a nuclear war

    I draw Oleg’s attention that at the same time the Americans conducted the same maneuvers, or do you think that he was there too (a shitty scoop ..)
    1. Belo_ticketnik
      Belo_ticketnik 17 November 2012 16: 51
      -15
      A link about similar teachings of Americans in the studio ..
      Experiments on people in my opinion can not be justified by anything IMHO. Marshals and generals from their offices did not land on the training ground? These cabinet minded people would be gathered in a dugout and experienced tactical nuclear weapons on it ...
      1. Kars
        Kars 17 November 2012 16: 56
        +3
        Quote: Belo_biletnik
        A link about similar teachings of Americans in the studio ..

        And you look through the pages, and the week has not passed as there was an article about the teachings.

        Quote: Belo_biletnik
        These cabinet minded would be gathered in a dugout and tested on it tactical nuclear weapons
        1. Belo_ticketnik
          Belo_ticketnik 17 November 2012 17: 34
          -5
          Desert Rock - isn't that a duck?
          Specific information zero ...

          "These armchair clever men would be collected in a dugout and tested on tactical nuclear weapons"

          Well, not tactical, somewhere 15kt :)
          1. Kars
            Kars 17 November 2012 17: 45
            +8
            Quote: Belo_biletnik
            Desert Rock - isn't that a duck?
            Specific info zero

            Look and find out if this doesn’t suit. There at the end of the link
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Rock_exercises
            Quote: Belo_biletnik
            Well, not tactical, somewhere 15kt :)

            Groves and Openheimer do not suit you? At the epicenter of a nuclear explosion?
            And by the way, tactical and so 15 kt and up to 100.
            1. Belo_ticketnik
              Belo_ticketnik 17 November 2012 18: 04
              -7
              Okay, I agree .. Americans are also on hamsters but for some reason I feel sick of the thought that people were used as experimental rabbits :(.

              Some German doctors were shot for experiments on people. And here they undermine the charge people are driving to the landfill ...

              Many will say that it was necessary, there were times like this ... Jeroshima and Nagosaka were there a little? Have you seen enough of the consequences and effects of the use of nuclear weapons? Even Marie Curie and her followers proved that it is a little unhealthy. Or did you want to prove that even in the conditions of the use of nuclear weapons we can fight, so we can go where the hell would we go?

              And the fact that some of our "researchers" were tested by the Americans, too, were clever in public ...
              The slogans "It was necessary to protect the Motherland" will always justify everything. Here are only experienced people then a little painful lived
              1. Zynaps
                Zynaps 18 November 2012 00: 22
                +6
                Quote: Belo_biletnik
                Even Marie Curie and her followers proved that it is a little unhealthy.


                Marie Curie worked with radium preparations, and did not create nuclear weapons and did not study the tactics of using troops in the zone of nuclear destruction. it would be nice for a very kind white-ticketer to understand for themselves that this is a necessary risk for people and equipment. even when large military exercises are simply planned, a certain percentage of personnel and equipment losses is laid in them, because it is necessary to teach people to fight, and under any conditions, and only a god who is not able to take into account all the factors. and you, with your white-ticket morality, most of all resemble the head of a psychiatric hospital from a joke who promised psychos to pour water into the pool only after they learn to swim.

                Quote: Belo_biletnik
                The slogans "It was necessary to protect the Motherland" will always justify everything.


                these, kid, are not slogans. it is an urgent necessity, incomprehensible, looking from the couch. called justified risk and perceived need. if you like, this is the normal practice of any state: to sacrifice a small number of people for the survival of the country as a whole. grow up.
                1. Oles
                  Oles 18 November 2012 14: 49
                  0
                  Well, you e \\ barking ... such as you drive people on their own ... baby remember ... you baby ... sit and do not blather .....
              2. Alx1miK
                Alx1miK 18 November 2012 02: 54
                +3
                Uh-huh, and then during hostilities, with the use of nuclear weapons (from the enemy), the "nasty scoop" does not know what to do. And because of such humane snouts, 100 million perish. The burden is not heavy, is it?
              3. nerd.su
                nerd.su 18 November 2012 03: 10
                +1
                Quote: Belo_biletnik
                The slogans "It was necessary to defend the Motherland" will always justify everything.

                Well, for you, judging by the nickname, the defense of the Homeland is an empty phrase. Yes, and homeland - where to live well, for sure ...
                Quote: Belo_biletnik
                Or did you want to prove that even in the conditions of the use of nuclear weapons we can fight, so we can go where the hell would we go?

                Why would you "get lost" in the past tense? Do not comfort yourself with the thought that the American imperialists (democrats) are as humanists as you are. And the American exercises described in the article confirm that it is possible to fight with the use of nuclear weapons. So it is too early to put the past tense.
                1. Belo_ticketnik
                  Belo_ticketnik 20 November 2012 18: 31
                  0
                  I don’t even know, they tinkered with me right in the trolls ..

                  "It would be nice for very kind white riders to understand for themselves that this is a necessary risk with people and materiel. Even when large military exercises are simply planned, a certain percentage of personnel and equipment losses are laid down in them, because it is necessary to teach people to fight, and in any conditions, and only God, who does not exist, can take into account all the factors. And you, with your white-ticket morality, most of all remind the head of a mental hospital from a joke, who promised the psychos to pour water into the pool only after they learn to swim. "

                  and what percentage was allowed in nuclear weapons exercises? I think it is not necessary to confuse combined-arms exercises with these experiments. Maybe now we’ll test a couple of brigades under similar conditions, otherwise, God forbid, I forgot how to probably .. fight something.

                  "Gu, and then during hostilities, with the use of nuclear weapons (from the enemy), the" nasty scoop "does not know what to do. And because of such humane snouts, 100 million die. The burden is not heavy, isn't it?"

                  Why is it that the concept of the battle in the conditions of the use of WMD did not really work out, then why are these victims?

                  "Well, for you, judging by your nickname, the defense of the Motherland is an empty phrase. And the motherland is where it is good to live, for sure ..."

                  Do you mind living well at home? I’ll tell you a secret ... in which case we’ll all go under arms and white-ticketers and not white-ticketers. I think even the white-ticket techies there will fit for something wink

                  "This, kid, is not slogans. This is a harsh necessity, incomprehensible, looking from the couch. It is called justified risk and a conscious need. If you like, this is a normal practice of any state: sacrifice a small number of people for the survival of the country as a whole. Grow up."

                  For almost 100 years now we have been living under the slogans, first communist then perestroika then Yeltsin Putin ... How would you start a little cynical about them.

                  "you can fight the use of nuclear weapons"

                  It is possible, but not for long, nature will find and avenge the survivors. I hope so far the headquarters of the armies of the world have not come to the same conclusion, otherwise they will decide that after the atomic war they can still live normally.
  8. Kostyanich
    Kostyanich 17 November 2012 17: 32
    +3
    Oles,
    what does the damned scoop have to do with it?
    your favorite amers still had
    they just managed to drive excursions from civilians (purely pee)
    but I would see what happened to the American sailor when they experienced
    Nuclear weapons on their ships
  9. homosum20
    homosum20 17 November 2012 18: 07
    +3
    Yes, the matter is not about cynicism, not about "what would they be there." And in how many minutes the combat capability of a person in the center of a nuclear explosion can be maintained.
    We are not the first, we are not the last. All die. I would not want to be in vain.
  10. Dikremnij
    Dikremnij 17 November 2012 19: 29
    0
    I wonder how many people from those participating in those exercises survived to this day. Probably a little, American soldiers, probably more.
    1. Alexander
      Alexander 17 November 2012 19: 55
      +5
      Few Americans died because they used citizens of third world countries as "experimental colic" (for me this is the most natural fascism).
    2. Zynaps
      Zynaps 18 November 2012 00: 27
      +2
      and why would such speculation? unlike our fools, the Americans are in no hurry to let everyone into their archives. 10 years ago, for example, they extended the secrecy of documents for another 50 years, shedding light on pre-war contacts with German intelligence services. moreover, after consultations with the British. it would seem, what is there to fear?

      in addition to American soldiers, there were still a lot of civilian mugs who came to Las Vegas not only to play at the casino, but also to observe firsthand the close nuclear mushrooms at the training ground. But hard radiation at a line of sight, a breeze with isotopes, that’s sho. that’s where to see the statistics.
  11. WW3
    WW3 18 November 2012 00: 43
    +5
    The exercise was conducted using an experimental atomic bomb with a TNT equivalent of thousands of tons of thunders, which was discharged with the expectation of an explosion at an altitude of 40 meters. The landing was planned half an hour after the explosion in the area of ​​the third position of the main defense zone of the conditional enemy at a distance of 300 meters from the epicenter. These conditions were determined so as to prevent the paratroopers from receiving a radiation dose over 500 X-rays.

    All this is very conditional, how do you know which bomb the enemy will drop in power ... the main thing is that the dosimeter does not fail ....
    The article is good to read easily, to the author "+".

    Black humor in the subject ...
    BEHAVIOR OF A NUCLEAR EXPLOSION:
    1.Question: How to hold a weapon during a nuclear explosion? Answer: On outstretched arms so that the red-hot metal does not drip on the official boots.
    2.Question: Why does the gas mask have a corrugated hose? Answer: So that in a nuclear explosion the soldier’s head does not fly far.
    3.Question: Do I need to turn away during a nuclear explosion? Answer: No, you will never see this again.
    4.Question: What is a fighter obliged to do during a nuclear explosion? Answer: Turn into a nuclear cloud and slowly head towards the enemy.
  12. Baboon
    Baboon 18 November 2012 20: 39
    +1
    Here you have the Americans
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz9g_rl2JnU&feature=related
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7mZfmhMKik&feature=related
  13. balamut_x
    balamut_x 19 November 2012 08: 01
    +2
    I also participated in similar exercises at the Semipalatinsk test site in 84, they didn’t detonate, it was nuclear, but dropped a bomb from a plane with the formulation of chemical warfare agents, which I didn’t know for sure, but we did all the exercises in chemical protective suits and gas masks, the summer heat of the OZK, gas masks Yes, even in the tank, got a lot of pleasure laughing
  14. borisst64
    borisst64 19 November 2012 10: 55
    +2
    I had a teacher, a colonel of engineering troops, who, as a lieutenant, was present in a real nuclear air explosion. He told me that they were standing in a group in a forest, and the shock wave passed through the hollow and struck from behind, knocked everyone down.
  15. wolf1945
    wolf1945 17 January 2013 09: 42
    +1
    There was an army was a strona and now
  16. yur20100
    yur20100 5 July 2013 21: 34
    0
    Americans first conducted such tests, then ours