Category Archives: Technology

The scientific tourist #327 — J47 jet engine

This week, for your perusal, I present a J47 jet engine — with its casing cut open for a better view of its internal structure… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #323 — Honest John

On display here (seen at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque, New Mexico) is an Honest John missile — a.k.a. an M31… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #321 — SPAD XIII

Brought to you by the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, Arizona — it’s a SPAD XIII fighter… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #315 — Republic F-105B “Thunderchief”

Built for one role, but known historically for being used in an entirely different way, it’s a Republic F-105B “Thunderchief,” on display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #314 — Pompeiian water cooler

Another interesting sight in the “A Day in Pompeii” traveling exhibit, a water cooler… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #312 — Broken Arrows

Two interesting bits of history on display at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History — the casings of two bombs involved in the 1966 Palomares incident… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #310 — the Stuka

On display in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois — it’s one of only two surviving Stuka dive bombers… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #307 — Snark cruise missile

Here, you see a Snark cruise missile — another interesting chapter in Cold War aviation history… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #305 — Legal Eagle II

Here’s Legal Eagle II, a B-29 “Superfortress” bomber on display at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum in Box Elder, South Dakota… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #303 — the M454 Artillery-Fired Atomic Projectile

Here’s another interesting little bit of Cold War history — the M454 AFAP, an atomic artillery shell… Continue reading

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