1954 ... when in doubt!

... seems like spraying the air with high explosive canon-shells might actually be a little more efficient? But desperate measures were to be expected after the dismal results of the first large-scale air-defense exercises mentioned in the article. Most fighters couldn't even find the 'enemy' bombers; let alone get close enough to shoot them down! Besides, as we have mentioned in whispered tones, what red-blooded American boy, given the final need and millions of lives at stake- wouldn't ram someone trying to drop a nuke on a US city?

(of course illustrator Frank Tinsley and Popular Mechanics were the same folks campaigning for submarine tanks and the rebirth of the US Cavalry flying one man ultra-light helicopters! - bless 'em!)

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