1960 ... Project 'Iceworm'!





... in the end it didn't work because the ice kept moving and shifting.

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1957 ... HELP!





1956 ... fill 'er up!


... a big deal about flying the B-58 was keeping all of that fuel balanced!

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1956 ... bare 'n nekkid!


... Convair B-58 'Hustler' without pod.


1964 ... Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson gets enthusiastic!


... George C. Scott as Gen. 'Buck' Turgidson extolling the virtues of his beloved B-52!




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... just rotate the tires and change the oil !


... Convair B-58 'Hustler' Strategic supersonic bomber



... nukes in Spaaaaace!



... ah -  the frivolity of the late 50's. We'd barely gotten into 'space' and we can't wait to turn it into an atomic battle ground! (But) the picture sure is cool! The caption said something about cowboys tending to their herd of nuclear warheads.
All I have to say is "... where in the hell is Major Kong?"

from the amazing collection of 'Mike Acs' 



1957 ... managed by a midget!


... industrial ad people really liked the word 'midget'.


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1952 ... had to build our own!




1955 ... Miss A-bomb!


 ... speaking of nuclear weapons and sexual obsession. Here we have a better than average print of 'Miss A-bomb' 1955 being crowned at a Vegas hotel pool. I have a hunch that any of the hotels could set you up with a model in 15 mins. who could be your 'Miss whatever'. I think Sarge up there may have been the sculptor. Women from that era with that particular look always remind me of someone's mom- yikes!




... that's not right!


...usually this Blog is strictly a 'G' rated affair. The end of the world should be fun the whole family can enjoy! But I just couldn't resist this charming bondage take on an old polyethylene radiation (dust) suit. Imagine what the neighbors think!


1960 ... ain't nothing but!



                                                   
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1952 ... never ordered!


... when I saw a B-36 on the tarmac at the Air Force Museum in the late 60's it was clear that here was technology pushed right up to, and a little beyond,  reasonable limits. The idea of sweeping the wings and putting all jets on it is a bit wacky!



1957 ... high, high, high!



... for all you Anglophiles; here's the whole movie! (it's a bit of a snorer)



... kick in the pants!



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1960 ... if it goes Boom! - we build it!



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1963 ... arms and arsenals.


... in 1963 what the United States had available, or soon to be, in ICBMs.
(top to bottom) Atlas, Minuteman, Titan and Polaris.

Art by the wonderful Boris Artzybasheff

 

1960 ... minding the future!





1955 ... a good guess?!


... not at all a good guess! Looks more like the captured German V2's Americans had been playing with as opposed to the Soyuz rocket the Russians were developing.




... meanwhile; down-under!


...being a professional photographer for most of my life, I can name two or three things that could go wrong to make this photo look so creepy. Not to mention a bunch of radiation!

... no, the Australians do not have nuclear weapons. England tested their nuclear weapons in Australia - which is largely uninhabited. (unlike the British Isles which are very populated!)