Airborne Awesomosity, Idiotic or Inspired?, Military-Grade Awesome, The Style of Technology

The Backup V-Bomber

Britain’s iconic V-bomber triplets – the Victor, Valiant, and Vulcan – were a potent symbol of the Cold War obsession with deterrence, as well as the drive to innovate in the face of potential nuclear annihilation. Two of the three, the Vulcan and Victor, served for several decades and thrilled onlookers everywhere with their […]

Giant F*ck-Off Aircraft, Startup

Startup: The Imperial Porcupine

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No conversation about flying boats would be complete without mention of the Short C-class “Empire” flying boats. These craft were really quite unique in their particular realm. While significantly smaller than any of the other flying boats we’ve looked at, these are still enormous aircraft for the pre-WWII […]