Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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the B-36 mega-bomber

Just did a bunch of reading about Cold War-era equipment after sdemory asked about a particularly horrific nuclear cruise missile built during that time (the Supersonic Low-Altitude Missile, or SLAM).

Anyhow, I ended up finding one of my favorite aircraft, the Convair B-36, the most massive combat aircraft ever built, and the only production vehicle to have ten (yes, 10) engines. They have one of these at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Omaha. You have to experience standing beside or under this mammoth vessel of annihilation to really understand the Cold War.

Cool beans! Freakish war equipment! People suck! Er, I recognize the dissonance there. Can't help it; I'm an SFnal type of guy.

Chris
Tags: random cool stuff
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