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English: Trinity Test. Explosive stack of the 100 Ton Test.
To help in preparing the instrumentation for the Trinity shot the 100 Ton Test was fired on 7 May 1945. This test detonated 108 tons of TNT stacked on a wooden platform 800 yards from Trinity ground zero. The pile of high explosive was threaded with tubes containing 1000 curies of reactor fission products. This is the largest instrumented explosion conducted up to this date. The test allowed the calibration of instruments to measure the blast wave, and gave some indication of how fission products might be distributed by the explosion.
Français : Trinity (essai atomique). Empilement d'explosifs pour le 100 Ton Test.
Pour calibrer les instruments de mesures et les divers appareils photographiques, une explosion de 108 tonnes de TNT mélangé à du RDX fut déclenchée le 7 mai 1945. L'amas d'explosif était empilé sur une plateforme en bois à environ 700 mètres de l'hypocentre de Trinity. À l'intérieur du cube explosif se trouvaient des tubes avec environ 1 000 curies de produits radioactifs, dans le but d'analyser leur dispersion et d'évaluer les risques de contamination.
Author Federal government of the United States


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