Photos: Depressed Center Flat Car Used In The Manhattan Project


Bob Chaparro
 

Photos: Depressed Center Flat Car Used In The Manhattan Project

Photo from the Atlantic magazine.

https://cdn.theatlantic.com/thumbor/Slob7z2K3VMZ2tl1dYvi_FQo1ME=/1500x1052/media/img/photo/2015/07/70-years-since-trinity-when-we-test/n04_TR-017/original.jpg

Caption:

“Jumbo, a 200-ton steel canister designed to recover the plutonium used in the Trinity test in the event that the explosives used were unable to trigger a chain reaction. In the end, Jumbo wasn't used for recovery, but was placed near ground zero to help gauge the effects of the blast. It survived intact, but its support tower did not.”

Photo from the Interesting Engineering website:

https://inteng-storage.s3.amazonaws.com/img/iea/M3OeA0PjON/sizes/facts-about-trinity-jumbo_resize_md.jpg

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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