F-82 Twin Mustang
During the early days of the Cold War the need for very long range fighters was identified. The bombers of the day, like the B-36 Peacemaker, were being capable of flights of several thousand miles and protection was needed. During the Second World War the premier long range fighter escort was the P-51 Mustang. Naturally someone thought the best solution for the post war would be to marry two of these together.
Continue reading When One Mustang Isn’t Enough: The F-82 Twin Mustang
"Permission to break out the Bieber, sir?" "Negative, Lieutenant, you are not to utilize the Bieber except in a time of war."
We here in The West tend to think of the Cold War as being long over, but in absolute truth, it’s not completely over. Sure, the whole United States vs. Soviet Union standoff has mostly died down, and Germany’s now all one piece. Marko Ramius has sheen Monchana, and realished it wash no shcreaming hell. But that doesn’t mean the whole deal is over.
Over in the Koreas, tensions are still running rampant. The Demilitarized Zone is still just as dangerous as it ever was, with North and South sides trading pot-shots at one another. One side sinks a ship, the other retaliates by beating up someone’s mother. And periodically, each side will let loose a couple of artillery shells just to make sure that the other side is still paying attention.
Now, however, the South might have taken things a bit too far:
Continue reading Another Kind of Cold War
A few weeks ago one of our readers made an off-hand comment about language being technology and I’ve been thinking about that periodically since then. This is a level of discourse that I can get behind because I’m frankly not much of a techie. I tend to buy an electronic device, take it home, [...]