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Martin “Doomsayer” Pfeiffer (⧖)
Oh boy! All 1,200 troops get to take an inflatable slide to exist the intercontinental missile delivery system they just rode!
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Bill Higgins-- Beam Jockey Dec 12
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
Except for the troops who leap directly from the hatch in ROCKET PACK DEPLOYMENT. Nice use there of Eurostile, perennially the font of the Future. Say, just how many jeeps can a B-70 carry?
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Martin “Doomsayer” Pfeiffer (⧖) Dec 12
Replying to @MrBeamJockey
I love that you recognize the font and appreciate that you shared that info with me. Sincerely. Is there a good book on history of fonts and modernity/imaginaries of future that you know of? Or a book/doc on fonts you’d recommend regardless?
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Dr Andrew Robinson Dec 12
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
The smaller version was going to be launched from converted nuclear powered aircraft carriers...
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Martin “Doomsayer” Pfeiffer (⧖) Dec 12
Replying to @AndrewR_Physics
This just keeps getting better.
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nite 0wl 🔑⬡ Dec 12
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
The rocket pack deployment was a nice touch
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Winchell Chung Dec 12
Replying to @nite0wl @NuclearAnthro
Oh, it gets worse. They wanted to design the pilot compartment into a rocket-propelled escape pod. In case the ship started to crash. Then they had second thoughts. This would have a negative effect on the morale of the 1200 troopers being carried. Who had no escape pods.
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simon goes forth Dec 12
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
Let’s definitely name our high-altitude troop transporter after the mythic figure most associated with high-altitude tragedy!
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Max Robitzsch Dec 12
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
Do inflatable slides deal well with small arms fire, or hot (figuratively or literally) landing zones?
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Alan Dec 12
Replying to @NuclearAnthro
Clearly the person who named it never actually read the story of Icarus
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