... Git-R-Done!

 Soviet workers utilize a leftover Mig-15 fighter jet to clear snow from railroad tracks near Moscow.  My Eastern Bloc friends would heartily applaud!



1958 ... double '6's

 ...brought into service 1958-59 two seat F-106B Convair 'Delta Dart'.  wiki
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... Hollywood blows up the world again (almost)!


Look at modern mythology and the blending of myth and fact. The specter of nuclear war has to be the most dark, and ominous theme. Before 1945 the office of the President of the United States was one of great power and influence but not of God-like reach. After the weaponization of the fundamental force of the Universe, the atom, it's control and use becomes Biblical in scope! Unleashing this power is unimaginable. That is; beyond the ability of any person to fully comprehend and understand. And yet, the largest engine of this hellfire is under the command of one person, one human being among all the billions. The President.

This drama, this mythology has one hero, one central character into whose hands is thrust the fate of the world. Since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, a preview which mercifully ended before the final curtain, this role has been magnified into a well worn and well known collective nightmare. Filled with magical devices, secret incantations and numberless servants of the great destruction. 



1952 ... Avro 'Vulcan' UK




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1952 ... 'Song of the End of the World'

 Take a LISTEN.. no doubt this is the most eerie sound ever devised by man. Even today, when they test the 'tornado sirens' I still check my watch and the day to be sure it is the scheduled test. For a small child in the late 1950's, these were indeed the opening chorus of a drama that would have no one alive to see the last act.