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Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2014, 11:26:09 AM »
Actually, if memory serves me correctly, the Project Pluto missile was open-core; then again, it wasn't intended to RTB.


Yes it was open core...I didn't include it earlier since it was a missile:



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Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2014, 12:21:20 PM »
ISTR a proposal for a manned nuclear bomber mentioned in Pop Sci or Pop Mech many years back, in one of their flashback sections... one of the requirements was that pilots be past child-rearing age--my guess is that other than testing even THOSE would be intended as Long-Range Nuclear Kamikazes.

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Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2014, 09:39:46 AM »
 I wonder if this was the Flashback....

 Nuclear Airplanes:A Roundtable

A number of the actors in the Nuclear Airplane project discuss the possibilities and problems. From Popular Mechanics, April 1957

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Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2014, 10:17:45 AM »
Doc, what I saw was a mention in the '80s or '90s. Sorry, long day on a research project, plus a pack of B****y Little Girls on another board I have to deal with... brain's shot. LOL

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Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2014, 06:25:58 AM »
That idea of a Halfnium-178 powering a civilian airliner.. that's a recipe for disaster: http://www.damninteresting.com/half-science-and-hafnium-bombs/

I have heard of the Pakistanis making nuclear bombs the size of tennis balls...

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Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2019, 08:02:38 PM »




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