Monday, November 20, 2023

B52 Prep for Release Checklist

 B-52 Prep for Release Checklist
Copyright 2023 by Michael H. Maggelet

   A blog reader asked if I had a copy of the release sequence for the B-52 in relation to the 1961 Goldsboro Broken Arrow involving two Mark 39 weapons, so I dug up this document from the archives. It should be noted that over the decades, the nuclear safety rules varied slightly with changes in equipment, so the basic procedures will differ slightly.  

  Excerpt from "Joint Task Force 8, Ad Hoc Group for Nuclear Safety, Technical Nuclear Safety of Project Dominic, B-52 Airdrops, 26 February 1962". Declassified from "Secret".