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Boeingboeing 73737

So the question naturally arises – in the Parallel Universe, how would a relatively minor nation like Australia get an equivalent to US Air Force One without shelling out big money for a new 747? Simple: you start with a … Continue reading

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Same universe, 10 years later.

By the mid-1950s, British military thinking was that the manned fighter had become obsolete, and the future defence of the British Isles could be handled by surface-to-air missiles. There were several reasons for this line of thought, but the main … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, in a parallel universe…

By the start of 1944 the Royal Air Force was faced with unacceptably high losses in Bomber Command. De Havilland’s answer to the problem was the DH98/II Deerfly, built by De Havilland Canada and powered by four Packard Merlin engines. … Continue reading

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A little more Steampunk

Undaunted, and still convinced of steam power’s ultimate superiority, Dr Throg turned his fertile mind to the question of powered flight. He assembled his new brainchild, the “Chiropter”,  at a secret location and prepared for a historic first flight. At … Continue reading

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