Airborne Awesomosity

BAC TSR-2: When An Aircraft Plays (Political) Football

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The aeronautical landscape is littered with the rotting shells and mylar prints of cancelled aircraft programs. Setting out to push the boundaries of man’s capability often goes hand in hand with rising costs and lengthened schedules. These two things also give opponents of said programs leverage to do away with them at their first opportunity. Such is the story of the British Aircraft Corporation TSR-2.

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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 […]

Military-Grade Awesome, Startup

Startup: A Nuclear-Powered Floating City of Ass-Kicking

Not a sight you want to see in your rear-view mirror. Mostly because it would mean you were driving in the ocean.

If he were still alive, today would be Chester Nimitz’ 126th birthday. And he’d probably be very tired, but he’d still be in active duty. For those who are unaware, Nimitz […]

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