The Resource America's Lost H-Bomb, (streaming video)

America's Lost H-Bomb, (streaming video)

Label
America's Lost H-Bomb
Title
America's Lost H-Bomb
Contributor
Distributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
During a military training mishap in 1958, a Mark 15, Mod Zero nuclear weapon was lost a few miles from the shores of Tybee Island, Georgia. The bomb was twelve feet long and weighing 7,600 pounds. It’s a big bomb, but it was never found. After studying the flight path of the plane that dropped the bomb, weather conditions of the night of the accident and tidal patterns of the last 50 years, a multi agency task force searched the shoals..February 5, 1958 – the height of the Cold War. Air Force Col. Howard Richardson pilots his B-47 Stratojet bomber on a training mission in which Reston, Virginia doubles as Moscow – which Richardson is to level, in simulated fashion, with the bomb on board. F-86 Sabre jets scramble to intercept the B-47, but they’re too late and Richardson hits his virtual target. Next Richardson races toward the South Carolina border – friendly airspace in the exercise – still trying to elude the fighter jets on his tail. .Over South Carolina, an F-86 suddenly emerges from cloud cover and slams into the B-47. Col. Richardson flies out over the ocean and radios for permission to jettison the bomb. Just before 3am, about 7,000 feet over the water near Tybee Island, Richardson orders the hatch opened – and thermonuclear bomb Number 47782 drops silently into the darkness. The crew reports seeing no explosion. Richardson lands safely – wondering if the bomb did the same..The day after the accident, a massive search begins, led by Navy Lt. Cdr. Art Arseneault. Military personnel and civilian experts use hand-held sonar, magnetometers, sonar – even dragging nets and grappling hooks along the muddy shallows. Navy warships and Air Force jets provide security. For three months, they search for any sign of the bomb – yet find nothing. The Pentagon lists number 47782 as "irretrievably lost."Amazingly, it’s only one of 11 nuclear bombs the US cannot find at the time. These missing weapons are labeled "Broken Arrows.”.A 2001 Air Force report estimates that, if the bomb were ever found, it would take five years and 11 million dollars to recover it. In 2004, the government sent a 20-person team to collect water and sand samples, and countless instrument readings from the sound. The data were sent to federal laboratories for analysis, but the results were inconclusive. The bomb is still there, but no one is sure where, and in what state
Cataloging source
VDU
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally produced by Longtail Distribution Network in 2007
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Longtail Distribution Network (Firm)
  • Kanopy (Firm)
Runtime
89
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Documentary-style films
  • History, Military
  • Documentary films
Technique
live action
Label
America's Lost H-Bomb, (streaming video)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Playlist
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1352710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (89 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1352710
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
America's Lost H-Bomb, (streaming video)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • In Process Record
  • Playlist
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1352710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (89 minutes):
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, .flv file, sound
Publisher number
1352710
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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