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    AH Cultural Descriptions

    Yes, it should be SpaceX, but I thought Space Ex would be more intresting then SpaceX and Space-x combined. The only thing I could come up with for SpaceX would be: 'Stage name of rapper Sisi Spaçec"
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    AH Cultural Descriptions

    The string of bubbles in the wake of a badly adjusted torpedo. Although modern torpedoes are specially designed to leave no trails at all, US destroyers of WWII had a dedicated 'Fart watch' scanning the sea for torpedo bubbles and yelling "Trail of Farts!, Trail of Farts" as soon as they saw a...
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    AH Title and Description Game

    Apparently reality is following fiction. As I wrote this post in 2018, I was toying with this idea that like with Fox News, there would be a right-leaning cell phone provider for people that want to live in their own Fox News bubble even on the cellular net. This week, it came out to it might...
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    Post WW2 Super Fast Ocean Liner TL

    May be if WWII was postponed for 5 years, the ships could have been a viable fast transport. But otl the allies already had a good working airbridge across.the atlantic by 1944, which even with refueling stops still took less then one day and after the war commercial airlines took over the same...
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    Alternate History Combat Aircraft

    Update: the same alternate world company that offers a flying submarine now sends me ads for an F-16 dive bomber..... Deep dive bomber.
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    Alternate History Combat Aircraft

    I think my browser just opened a portal to an alternate world because THIS aircraft keeps popping up in my in-site adds:
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    Alternate History Combat Aircraft

    Reminds me of one of my favorite airplanes from the 50's The thing is called 'Doppelraab': double raven because as improbably as it can, it was actually a two-seat trainer. So how did they get one student and one instructor into this little bubble? And yes, the instructor had working foot...
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    Alternate History Combat Aircraft

    I know the IL-2 Stormovik had those characteristic long wheel wells under the wings that were big enough for a person to sit in. They seem to have used that a couple of times to pick up stranded pilots from crashed aircraft like this. Of course, you had to trust your pilot that he would not take...
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    Alternate History Combat Aircraft

    Harking back to the previous discussion about Soviet carrier-based fighters: After having gained some experience with US lend-lease aircraft on their new carriers, the new navy of the USSR started to look for a homebuilt replacement to use on their new Odessa-class fleet carriers. Going with...
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    Alternate History Combat Aircraft

    Interesting timeline. I am already thinking of what USSR airplanes could replace the lend-lease corsairs once Stalin's aircraft carrier force matures.
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    AH Cultural Descriptions

    Oops, okay. I guess I just have to post a new challenge then. So next up: Is NOT the Diet of Worms but A-poke-alypse Thanks @Whitewings for pointing that out
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    AH Cultural Descriptions

    Aviation parlance designating a pilot who made his third parachute escape from a crashing aircraft... Aka a triple member of the silk moth caterpillar society. Famous 'very very hangry' caterpillars' were Charles Lindbergh, Roald Dahl and Antoine de Saint-Exupery while Howard Hughes has the...
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    AH Cultural Descriptions

    Nickname for the 'Imperial Pops and Soap Gallery', itself a nickname for the BBC's Leicester Street Gala and Recording Studio House. The Leicester Street Studios were the BBC's oldest live TV studios still famous today for close to 50 years of continuously filming the BBC's longest running soap...
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    Alternate Aircraft of Nations

    I vaguely recall OTL South African Airlines using several Junkers 86 passenger planes that were later impressed by the SA-RAF. Off course by the time the Ju-86 got delivered, the Nazis had already kicked Professor Junkers out of his own factory for not being war-minded enough. So any ideas of...
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    AH Cultural Descriptions

    The popular name given to the geological event of about ten million years ago which caused the valley of Jackson Hole Wyoming to become one of the earliest finding places for ice-age fossils. The earliest and still most common narrative is that an earthquake, followed by landslides caused the...
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