Tagged With: Sixties

Birds, Choppers and the Cobra: Helicopters and the Vietnam War

As popular as the movie Platoon was, it almost ruined me on Vietnam, at least from the military history aspect. It seems popular media sources concentrate only on the ready topics that come to mind such as drugs, bad soldiers and draft card burnings. Seemingly overlooked is the vast transition of the United States army … Continue reading »

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Hustle Baby, Hustle!!! The Big Bomb Gone!

Yeah, it’s a wacky title, but considering today’s subject, it seemed appropriate! What I’m talking about is this: (1) One of the fastest bombers in the United States Air Force inventory, the B-58 Hustler was truly a remarkable aircraft and a break away from the lumbering B-36 and B-52. Capable of Mach 1+ flight, the … Continue reading »

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Astronauts, Tuffy and Sabotage: A Brief Glimpse of the Project Known as Sealab!

Unfortunately, it seems the sixties are remembered mostly for the big movements in history, including Vietnam, Woodstock, Baby Boomers, and the Apollo Space Program.  However, during these years, a lot was going on that have seemingly been forgotten today.  One of these is the Sealab series of experiments, conducted by the United States Navy. (1) … Continue reading »

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