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Frigate Bird is the code name of the first and only American complete test of one with an atomic blowing up head equipped rocket. The test was part of the operation Dominic.

With the Frigate Bird test became to 6. May 1962 of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Ethan everything (SSBN-608) a rocket of the type Polaris-A2 in the proximity John clay/tone of the Atolls with an atomic blowing up head with an explosive yield of 600 kilotons toward that approx. 2700 km Weihnachtsinsel removed started. After a flying time of 12.5 minutes and approx. 1900 km distance was brought the Sprengkopf at a value of approx. 11,000 foot (3.5 km) to the explosion.

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