Nuclear protection for pilots

Cold war, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm - up to and including for example the A-10, F-15, Mirage 200, MiG-29, and F-18.
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Unread post03 Feb 2019, 16:33

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Unread post04 Feb 2019, 15:12

Salute!

The "funny" thing is that we ADC troops with the Genie and AIM-26 nuke Falcon had nothing, zip, nada, no-way dotcom.

The Genie wasn't as big as the tac nukes the Scooter carried, but we had two and were supposed to use both against the horde of Bisons and Bears ( no hard feelings, Russian friends, we were soldiers and did our respective jobs).. We didn't even have the eye patch that our TAC folks in the Hun and Thud and TAC Voodoo had. Plus, we got 50 REM's each shot. So on our third mission we theoretically were incapacitated after our first shot.

Those were scary times, folks, and we knew if we ever took off with the nukes that there would be nothing left of our base and family but a large smoking hole from an SS-9 or SS-11.

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