Operation Antler

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Operation Antler was a series of three open-air nuclear tests conducted by the United Kingdom in September and October, 1957 at Maralinga, Australia.

The first two bombs were placed in towers, while the third was exploded high over the test site. Followed Buffalo, preceded Grapple.

Followed by a complex cleanup effort (Brumby & Vixens).

Maralinga is thunder in the local aboriginal language.

Emery Test Blasts
Test Name Date Location Yield Note
Antler 114 September, 1957Western Australia1 kiloton 
Antler 2UnknownWestern Australia6 kilotons 
Antler 33 October, 1957Western Australia25 kilotons 


For the 1999-2003 police investigation into the death of human volunteers testing nerve agents at Porton Down see Operation Antler (Porton Down investigation)

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