HMS 'Habbakuk' with HMS 'Indefatigable', 1946
Illustration showing the top secret design for HMS 'Habbakuk' (centre), a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War. This project was put forward by Geoffrey Pyke in 1942, but was never built as the practicalities involved were too much for the British war effort. The 'Habbakuk' is shown next to HMS 'Indefatigable' (right), a large British aircraft-carrier built of conventional materials.
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Starlight bent by the Sun's Attraction: The Einstein Theory
This diagram drawn by W. B. Robinson illustrates Professor Einstein's Theory that light is subject to gravitation. The drawing was based on British observers' photographs at the eclipse of the sun on the 28-29th May 1919. Photographs of stars were taken during the total eclipse, which were then compared to other plates of the same region taken when the sun was not in the neighbourhood. Comparing the two plates, the stars on the eclipse plates seemed to be pushed outwards, thus starlight was found to be bent by the sun's attraction. Dr A. C. Crommelin, a British observer working on the project, wrote that 'straight lines in Einstein's space cannot exist; they are parts of gigantic curves.'
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Northrop JB-1A / JB-10 flying bomb
A Photo-Illustration of a Northrop Jb-10 / Jb-1A Pulsejet Engined Flying-Bomb Flying. it Was Unsucessfully Tested in 1945. a Single Ford Pj31 Pulsejet Engine Was Mounted in a Centerline Shroud. the Shroud Was of Larger Diameter Than the Pulsejet to Allow the Flow of Cooling Air Around the Engine. the Prominent Bomb Containers of the Jb-1 Were Also Removed and Replaced by Integral Warhead Sections in the Wing Roots. Date: 1944
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