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Thule Air Base, North-West Greenland

Thule Air Base, North-West Greenland

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Uploaded 24 Dec 2012 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2012 Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Thule Air Base is the U.S. Armed Forces' northernmost installation, surrounded by arctic environment offering spectacular scenery,including majestic icebergs in the North Star Bay. On January 21, 1968, a US military plane with nuclear weapons crashed and burned on the ice near Thule Air Base. The impact detonated the high explosives in the primary units of all four of the B28 nuclear bombs it carried, but nuclear and thermonuclear reactions did not take place due to the PAL and fail-safe mec ...
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