... somewhere hot!

... it's possible that even the British ground crew for this RAF 'Vulcan'  didn't know where they were on a this practice forward deployment.

Someplace that had USAF F-100's!

 

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1960 ... child's play!


 ... I am always surprised by how early the original 'Polaris' submarines went into service!  (LINK)

 


 

 





 


 

 

 

1957 ... designs, tests, builds!


 ... because there are never enough probe and drogue pictures! 

 

 

1959 ... Cold - War staredown!


 

... Finishing School!


 

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1961 ... the Berlin Wall


 

                                                                 






1957 ... test shot Priscilla; 37 kiloton


 ... never paid much attention to this well-known photo of the detonation of 'Priscilla' during the 'Upshot' series. Then came across this clip from 'Twin Peaks' and somehow they fit together. Not that anyone has to go out of their way to convince us that nuclear explosions are scary.

 


 

 

 

1963 ... pointy pencils!


 

 

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1963 ... "a distinguished line of pumps!"

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1960 ... Doodads 'R' Us!


 

( mid 70's? ) Soviet ABM Radar-ski!



 ... now wonder they don't like us; look at the crappy job we do at illustrating their huge phased  array radar buildings!
 
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1963 ... come join the brain picnic!


 ... this is about the time the Rand Division (think tank) was putting the finishing touches on the   doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD).
 
 
 

1957 ... Hexcel Honeycombs!


 

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1948 ... Lockheed R6V 'Constitution'


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1955 ... Redwood Fallout Shelter!


 

 

1960 ... copters are cool !

 

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1957 ... come design pointy stuff!

 

 

 

1960 ... Nuclear Weapons are SAFE!

 ... important PR for 'Operation Chrome Dome' ; keeping nuclear armed SAC aircraft aloft all of the time. This was a response to fear of a sneak missile attack. ( It is also the setting for both movies 'Dr. Strangelove' and 'Failsafe')

 


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... Welcome!




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1949 ... atomic anxiety!