F-22   Breaking the sound barrier

The Exact Moment of a Sonic Boom. An Air Force Raptor executes a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Breaking the sound barrier. Military jets used to do this all the time over our house in rural Maine.

London during the Blitz

WWII 1940 A deserted street in London after an air raid. Colour Photos from Time & Life Pictures.


‘Hardtack Umbrella’ underwater nuclear test “ Operation HARDTACK I consisted of 35 nuclear tests conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground between April 28 and August These tests included.

Nuke testing

Fourth and last shot of the Licorne thermonuclear test in French Polynesia. A 1971 photo of a nuclear bomb detonated by the French government at the Mururoa atoll, French Polynesia.

American cities after the nuke: 1950s tabloid illos - Boing Boing

Illustration by Alexander Leydenfrost for 'If A-Bombs Blast US City', from the February, 1951 issue of Pageant magazine