Sunday, October 21, 2007

Smoke Angel


For this, you need a Globemaster and a lot of flares.

3 comments:

Reid Farmer said...

Looks nice and keeps those nasty heat-seeking missles away!

I used to see lots of C-17s when I worked near Edwards AFB. Nice for a cargo plane, but a bit behind Antonovs and C-5s.

pluvialis said...

"Nice for a cargo plane" : t-shirt fodder!

Richard Mabey gave a talk a while ago which began with his earliest memories: creeping out into his parents' garden at dawn in search of the strange strips of foil that fell from the sky those days during the war. No-one knew what they were, and they were much sought-after and magical totems for wartime kids. Aluminium-coated paper, I think chaff was in those days.

Reid Farmer said...

Richard Mabey gave a talk a while ago which began with his earliest memories: creeping out into his parents' garden at dawn in search of the strange strips of foil that fell from the sky those days during the war. No-one knew what they were, and they were much sought-after and magical totems for wartime kids. Aluminium-coated paper, I think chaff was in those days.
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Cool story! Wasn't the term of art for chaff in those days "window"?