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Birds of Prey: Lethality in the Skies

It’s a typical pattern of evolution.  Each generation recognizes something that was absurd or incredible in the past as ordinary in the present.  As time…

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Reaching for the Heavens: The Legendary Blackbird

Everyone is familiar with the concept of cause and effect.  For every action, there is a reaction of the same or lesser magnitude.  Sometimes the…

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Atomic Annie: She Could Have Been Bigger

Large caliber artillery is not unique to the modern era, nor is it unique to the Cold War where many large artillery pieces were engineered…

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Front Line Atomic Deployment: The Madness of Cold War Military Doctrine

The Cold War exhibited some the greatest inventions that mankind had to offer and provided the springboard that propelled technology and innovation ultimately to where…

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Fallen Angels: The Valkyrie Program – An Angel is Banished from the Heavens

XB-70 Ship Number 1 in her permanent home at the National Air and Space Museum in Dayton, Ohio. 8 June 1966, a day of horror…

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