1957 ... brains needed!




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1960 ... going 'crusin' with the Mace!


... before ICBM's were deployed , the US researched and deployed a limited number of early 'cruise' missiles. Shown here is the CGM-13 Mace; jet powered with rocket assisted launch from hardened above ground bunker.



... life in the trenches!


... you may loose your sanity - but it might save your life!

(Remember; depending on conditions, it may be safe to
go out for short periods after the first week of your two week
sheltering period. Consult your Geiger counter or 
the local Conelrad radio station.)

 

1948 ... more dreams of flying aircraft carriers!


... B-36 'Peacemaker' shown carrying 'parasite' fighters.



... and now a word from the folks who bring you WW3 !



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1959 ... 'The World the Flesh and the Devil'




... great watch - big drama and controversial for the time.



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1961 ... look for this sign!




"... well, we finally got that figured out. The pink and blue ones with the dying kitty-cats were qa little off-putting!"




1970 ... intro of the 'Tomcat'





... more cool graphics from The Military Industrial Complex!




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1955 ... Jetography?





1955 ... flying radar posts.


... even blimps and surface running submarines were used to plug the holes in the early days of radar vigilance. Atomic bombs were a quantum leap in technology that took other corners of science a long time to catch-up to and deal with.







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1950 ... Protect Yourself !


... a little bit of ignorance can go a long way! Amazing how few people know or understand anything about the effects of a nuclear weapon. Not that it's a particularly relevant topic anymore- thankfully. But "kiss your ass goodbye" has become an arrogant reply for the cynical and anti-establishment- just as it was 69 years ago. Civil defense was neither foolish or just propaganda. The advice here is based on what scientists learned from the 2 atomic bombings of Japan. A great many casualties were from flash burns or flying glass. So surprise- your chances of getting wounded during a nuclear attack were (and are) much greater than a rapture style disintegration death.


 

... scientists for death and destruction needed!




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... my Illustration Work for SALE!


... follow the LINK and you can order this, and many more, of my artistic endeavors  as posters, prints, mugs, t-shirts, shower curtains, duvet covers etc. 

I really want to see someone order this as a shower curtain! 


 

1963 ... very big and very fast!



... I will be doing a series of B-70 illustration pieces soon - stay tuned!



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... Vulcan Strategic Bomber (UK)


... the Brits came up with some fantastic aircraft. The Avro Vulcan was just damned scary looking. More like something from Mars rather than the land of tea and crumpets!

I am very partial to the all white 'anti-flash' version shown here. 

 


1945 ... an ending and a starting.

... what would it have been like to try to wrap your head around this brand new power? This leap beyond what had seemed possible in destructive force. It had all been completely secret. No regular person had the slightest clue.





1955 ... those tricky Swedes!


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1970 ... finally fulfilled - dreams of VTOL!




... always a controversial beast; and a real 'widow-maker'. It seemed like a good idea but was never really needed.

1960 ... Eddie blows stuff up!



... as I recall; one of the problems with "Project Plowshare" was that atomic earth-moving left a lot of radioactive earth. Dirt and rock is one of the things that holds onto radiation the longest. So you could do all sorts of gee-whiz keeno stuff with atomic munitions- but then you couldn't use them for anything!