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Ballistics Testing

which took place

here. The 51 ,500
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a national histor

ic landmark in 1975. The landmark includes base camp, where the scientists and support group lived; ground zero, where the bomb was placed for the explosion; and the Schmidt/McDonald ranch house, where the plutonium core to the bomb was assembled. Visitors to a Trinity Site Open House see ground zero and the ranch house. In addition, one of the old instrumentation bunkers is visible beside the road just west of ground zero. (The Manhattan Project) The story of Tri

nity Site begins with the formation of the Manhattan Project in June 1942. The project was given overall responsibility for designing and building an atomic bomb. At the time it was a race to beat the

One of Germ's significant strengths is existing inventory of gun systems and its ability to modify these systems to meet experimental ballistic requirements. Various standard US Army and US Navy gun systems from a 5.56 ans to an 8 inch howitzer are located on site. who, according to intelligence reports, were building their own atomic bomb. Under the Manhattan Project three large facilities were constructed. At Oak Ridge, Tenn.,

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plants were built tNew Mexico Tech/EMRTCo separate uranium