Five Guys Under a Mushroom Cloud

The Douglas AIR-2 “Genie”  was a dumb time-fused, nuclear-tipped, air-launched, solid motor rocket that was to be fired at hordes of incoming Soviet bombers as the descended on American cities.

The Air Force was so pleased with this weapon that they placed an $11.6 million order with Douglas Aircraft in June, 1961. That same year, Douglas also sold a DC-8 to Japan Air Lines.
19 July 1957 – Five at Ground Zero: CTBTO Preparatory Commission.


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