The tests were carried out in waters around New Caledonia and Auckland during the Second World War and showed that the weapon was feasible and a series of 10 large offshore blasts could potentially create a 33-foot tsunami capable of inundating a small city.
The top secret operation, code-named "Project Seal", tested the doomsday device as a possible rival to the nuclear bomb. About 3,700 bombs were exploded during the tests, first in New Caledonia and later at Whangaparaoa Peninsula, near Auckland.
The plans came to light during research by a New Zealand author and film-maker, Ray Waru, who examined military files buried in the national archives.
"Presumably if the atomic bomb had not worked as well as it did, we might have been tsunami-ing people," said Mr Waru.
"It was absolutely astonishing. First that anyone would come up with the idea of developing a weapon of mass destruction based on a tsunami ... and also that New Zealand seems to have successfully developed it to the degree that it might have worked." The project was launched in June 1944 after a US naval officer, E A Gibson, noticed that blasting operations to clear coral reefs around Pacific islands sometimes produced a large wave, raising the possibility of creating a "tsunami bomb".
Are we still believing that HAARP doesn't exist,Â are you still believing it's aÂ conspiracey theory.
Over and over just like Hurricaine Sandy people keep warning others that there is such a thing as weather control yet some still dont get it.
Still the government protects us, ohhh they wouldn't do that shouldn't you people start re thinking whose your daddy.
Shouldn't you people start thinking for youself and stop being so zombied out on tv, miss america, porn, and all the glamourous clothes you want becuase the tv commericals brainwash you into thinking you've gotta have the latest fad to wear.
Looking cute and pretty isn't going to mean jack in the up coming months.
You should be putting extra food in the cabinets, and hiding it because they are coming for that too.
There will surely be another horrible staged shooting,Â so they can make gun owners look bad. ALWAYS KEEP that in your thoughts from this day out.
you will know it when we hear it, it will more than likely take every age that is there out
like the batman movie, the elementary school,Â 911 , oaklahoma city....