This is a stand-to for an incoming competition, one of our most expensive yet.
Later this week we're going to be offering the opportunity to Win £270 Rab Neutrino Pro military down jacket
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The museum have photographed the whole tapestry and reproduced it in original size and put that up. There is also a section of the original on display. It will be on display until 18th November. I think it will be well worth a visit. .
The US had an integrated air defense system during the Cold War for continental defense, with interceptor jets (F-102s and F-106s), long range antiaircraft missiles (BOMARC) and shorter range AA missiles (Nike family), a large radar picket system, and the SAGE system for command, control, and computing. Very impressive. One wonders how well it would've worked in an actual mass bomber raid. On 9/11/2001, by comparison, the best we could do was to scramble a couple of completely unarmed F-16s from Andrews AFB with orders to ram the target; they didn't even have cannon shells loaded, and before they could intercept the target (Flight 93) the passengers had already sacrificed themselves to stop the attack. That does not inspire confidence.