Re: Future of airliners?

Organization: University of Toronto, Engineering Computing Facility
Date:         30 Jun 95 03:47:21 
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In article <>,
Karl Swartz <kls@ohare.Chicago.COM> wrote:
>>some have mentioned nuclear powered A/C.
>There were some military projects in the late 1950s or early 1960s
>that sought to develop nuclear-powered long-range bombers, but then
>someone finally realized just how dirty the things would be.  Kinda
>like a fleet of roving Chernobyls.

There was actually a serious proposal that only older pilots who already
had all the kids they wanted be allowed to fly "Air Chernobyl" so that
they could save weight by requiring less radiation shielding!

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