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The future we used to have, part 21

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These posts have always been about the Cold War, but this time it’s a little more explicit – possibly inspired by a couple of programmes which aired recently on the BBC.

early warning

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Tupolev Tu-126 ‘Moss’ Airborne Early Warning

Lockheed EC-121D

Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star Airborne Early Warning

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Avro Shacketon AEW.2

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DYE-3, one of the US Distant Early Warning line stations in Greenland

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A Texas Tower, a US offshore radar facility

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HMS Agincourt, a Battle class destroyer after conversion to a radar picket

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USS Spinax, a submarine converted to a radar picket

first strike

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A Pershing missile tactical erector and launcher

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A Soviet SA-4 Ganef surface-to-air missile system

French Pluton missiles on their transport-erector-launcher platforms

French Pluton missiles on their transport-erector-launcher platforms

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Soviet S-300V, carrying SA-12 Gladiator/Giant air defence missiles

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Titan missile base under construction

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Titan ICBM

fallout

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A fallout shelter

Nuclear Perceptions

A family-sized economy fallout shelter

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A personal bomb shelter

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Everything you ever needed to know about fallout shelters

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One thought on “The future we used to have, part 21

  1. Fantastic shots of the bomb shelters with everyone looking so happy. And the Texas Tower: I’ve noticed this bowled arrangement of chequered balls on living room table-tops in style magazines. Is this fashion or a clever spy trick?

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