Smiling Budda Nuclear Test - India's First Nuclear Test
Test: Smiling Buddha
Time: 8:05, May 18, 1974 (IST)
Location: Pokhran, Thar Desert, Rajasthan, India
27.095 deg N, 71.752 E
Test Height and Type:
Underground, -107 m
Yield: 8 kt (12-13 kt claimed)
The Boeing YAL-1 Airborne Laser (ABL) weapons system is a megawatt-class chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL) mounted inside a modified Boeing 747-400F. It is primarily designed to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), similar to the Scud, while in boost phase. The laser has been test fired in flight, though it wasn't being aimed at anything. The Airborne Laser aircraft was designated YAL-...
The Tour will take place from May to July 2009, with 7 provincial games being played alongside the 3 match test series.
Match 1 - 30 May - Highveld XV - Rustenburg
Match 2 - 3 June - Golden Lions - Johannesburg
Match 3 - 6 June - Free State Cheetahs - Bloemfontein
Match 4 - 10 June - Natal Sharks - Durban
Match 5 - 13 June - Western Province - C...
Here is the US Military's underwater explosions test pond in at Briar Point Test Pond, Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Just a few miles from my house in Maryland. http://www.dt.navy.mil/sites/uerd/briarpoint.html
Type: Boeing PT-17 Kaydet (75)
The Stearman (Boeing) Model 75 is a biplane, of which at least 9,783 were built in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s as a military trainer aircraft. Stearman became a subsidiary of Boeing in 1934. Widely known as the Stearman, Boeing Stearman or Kaydet, it served as a Primary trainer for the USAA...
The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. Originally developed as a shorter, lower-cost twin-engine airliner derived from Boeing's 707 and 727, the 737 has nine variants with the -600, -700, -800 and -900 currently in production.
For nearly 40 years, the airframe for the Boeing 737 has been assembled in Wichita, loaded on trains, and hauled to the Pacific Northwest to get its wings, tail and engines. Boeing sold the plant in 2005 to a Canadian firm, which still does that work in Wichita under contract.