Operation Ranger and Operation Buster-Jangle



What a crazy old world that was. "Mutually Assured Destruction." But we just thought it was normal at the time.
     Posted By: Paul - Thu May 22, 2014
     Category: Death | Destruction | Dreams and Nightmares | Science | Technology | War | Armed Forces | Weapons | Documentaries | 1950s





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I ain't got an hour and a quarter, just go ahead and nuke me, ok?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/22/14 at 10:27 AM
Oh, I watched the whole thing; that stuff fascinates me. I still wonder how much of the radiation propaganda was just ignorance and how much was conscious lying. Awesome research we could get away with back then anyway; stuff we really needed to know. When I pine for the old days, that's part of it. I definitely nailed the B-50's vs B-29s; there was that B-46 that basically went nowhere, but cameos of B-47s and B-52s, even surprised at a B-36D.

MAD seems like a crazy thing, but how else could we have done it, really? We knew less about what they had than they knew of what we had, but we could each obliterate the other. Either you give it up and let them have everything, or let them know it won't do any good. Seems like we made it through that phase, so tits. We'll see about the next phase. It is refreshing to see our .gov working in our interest instead of against it.
Posted by Mr Evilwrench on 05/22/14 at 04:44 PM
Funny that no one commented on the sound of Wagnerian music which seemed to accompany the nuclear detonations.
Posted by Phred22 on 05/23/14 at 10:19 PM









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