Test 219 was a nuclear test conducted by the Soviet Union in the atmosphere via ICBM. The test was performed on December 24, 1962 over the Novaya Zemlya test range. It was a thermonuclear fusion bomb with a yield of about 24.2 megatons and a destruction radius of about 6 mi (9.7 km), making it the second largest thermonuclear explosion in history, only behind the Tsar Bomba test. It exploded at height of 2.33 mi (3.75 km).
|Test site||Novaya Zemlya Test Range, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic|
|Date||December 24, 1962|
|Number of tests||1|
|Test type||Atmospheric Test|
|Max. yield||Total yield 24.2 megatons of TNT (101 PJ)|
- "Nuclear Weapons Archive". 7 October 1997. Retrieved 4 March 2010.