One of a family of nuclear tests conducted in the mid-1950s, Operation Teapot was a series of shots to study military tactics, and the effects of nuclear weapons. Other test series focused on improving weapon design.
One of the more interesting shots of Operation Teapot was Apple-2. In cooperation with the Civil Defense Administration, it was used to study the effects of nuclear weapons on common structures and infrastructure. When you see archival footage of houses being destroyed by nuclear weapons, that’s Operation Cue.