Raduga (nuclear test)
|Test site||Novaya Zemlya Test Range, Russian Federation|
|Number of tests||1|
|Test type||Atmospheric Test|
|Max. yield||Total yield 1,450 kilotons of TNT (6,100 TJ)|
|Previous test||KSR-2 wh|
The test was realized by the Northern Fleet. A R-13 rocket with a thermonuclear warhead was fired from a submarine K-102. When the submarine reached the specified point in the Barents Sea, she could not clarify her position due to cloudiness and snowfall. Firstly the shot an R-13 rocket without nuclear warheads, which fell to a strong deviation from the testing ground. However, it was decided to continue the experiment in spite of bad weather. The next rocket reached the target point with a deviation less than the previous one, exploded at 1000 m height and released an energy of 1450 kilotons.