> Other MD-80 pilots reported that some operators would occasionally intentionally open the P-40 circuit breaker to prevent annoyance of stall/flap warning annunciation during taxi operations.
The US cancelled their programs due to costs. This is why there was never an American version of the Concorde.
Some startup founders might need inspiration for the last question of their YC application.
* M-50 "Bounder" bomber, which was believed to be nuclear powered
* how to count the "bomber gap" of M-4 "Bison" bombers
* how to spy on the USSR by using the moon as a reflector
And so on. The truth is often wilder than the conspiracy theorists ever dream ;)
yuck, such over-the-top emotionally loaded writing.
Oh yeah also check out the Byran space shuttle program, doesn't that thing look familiar as well?
However, being a grandson of highly ranked pilot of the Soviet Air Force my grandfather told me a thing or two about this subject. It is common knowledge that most of the Soviet military (and non-military for that matter) advancements came from a well-organized campaign that was set out to legally and illegally acquire Western technology.
The only part of the cold war where the Soviets were ahead is possibly scale, achieved mostly by enslavement of it's own population, not so much advancements in technology and science.