Cars & Comrades
Episode 20

Update: Nuclear-Powered Vehicles of the Cold War

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This is a short one, but don’t worry we’ll have a 2-hour chonker for you in two weeks. (And maybe something sooner?)
Bryant has some updates on nuclear-powered vehicles, and a theory about the “Gizzverse.” Plus some apologies, pet peeves, Lyme disease, and a health tonic that makes your jaw fall off.

Notes/Links/Sources:


Lockheed CL-1201 (giant flying aircraft carrier/tow tractor)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lockheed_CL-1201
https://youtu.be/d7KgjObskvM
Seaplane version:
https://youtu.be/eH65AL7JQvE

Northrop nuclear flying wing:
https://fantastic-plastic.com/NorthropNuclear-PoweredFlyingWingCataloguePage.htm

Submersible Nuclear Ramjet
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/meet-submersible-nuclear-ramjet-part-nuclear-bomber-part-submarine-and-moving-mach-4-37692
https://youtu.be/CDLOXv3yN3A

Radioactive tonic water that makes your jaw fall off: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radithor

The Nuclear Salt Water Rocket - Possibly the Craziest Rocket Engine Ever Imagined. 

https://youtu.be/cvZjhWE-3zM

Nuclear powered Planes, Trains and Automobiles:

https://youtu.be/kR5gefU87TY

Short documentary on nuclear rocket engines (from the early ‘70s I think):
https://youtu.be/Zm7PNlK5Aco

Polygondwanaland:
https://kinggizzardandthelizardwizard.com/polygondwanaland
Missile Gap:
https://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/spring_2007/fiction_missile_gap_by_charles_stross

 

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