Non-Ideal Explosive Testing
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Non-Ideal Explosive Testing

nd to use in training World

War II Marvin Banks
bombin g crews. The house stood
empty until the Ma

nhattan Project support personnel arrived in early 1945. Inside the house the northeast room (the master bedroom) was designated the assembly room. Workbenches and tables were installed. To keep dust and sand out of instruments and tools, the windows were covered with plastic. Tape was used to fasten the edges of the plastic and to seal doors and cracks in the walls. The explosion, only two miles away, did not significantly damage the house. Most of the windows were blown out, but the main structure was intact. Years of rain water dripping through holes in the roof did much more damage. The barn did not do as well. During the Trinity test the roof was bowed inward and some of the roofing was blown away. The

roof has since collapsed. The houseEMRTC stood empty and det