Thursday, November 20, 2008

Airship vs. A-bomb

The tail, or “after” section of a U.S. Navy blimp is shown with the Stokes cloud in background. The blimp was in temporary free flight in excess of five miles from ground zero when it was collapsed by the shock wave from the blast. The airship was unmanned and was used in military effects experiments on blast and heat. Navy personnel on the ground in the vicinity of the experimental area were unhurt. On the ground to the left are the remains of the blimp's forward section. - Click image to enlarge.

The A-bomb won.

I thought this was a pretty photo to share on the day that Iran got the bomb.


Ernn said...

The world is a lot less safe than it was a short while ago.

Clay said...

That's a really cool photo.