Discussion in 'Nuclear, Chemical & Bio Weapons' started by Dayton3, Sep 27, 2017.
Nothing in your post counters anything I said.
I'm not going to fight a war that was never fought.
Remember when the USSR was going to nuke the Chi-Coms back in 1969 and Tricky Dick told Brezhnev don't even think about it ?
The Cold War was so much fun. Especially if you lived near a B-52 SAC base.
On the last Friday of every month, little Suzy Rotten Crotch always wore clean underwear.
The last Friday of every month at 10:00 am, all across America it was duck and cover time.
Like many aspects of the Cold War, Civil Defense Sirens became part of peoples daily lives. In Los Angeles, sirens were tested in unison at 10 a.m. on the last Friday of every month. Typically placed atop tall fire stations or attached to 30-foot steel poles, residents would hear a loud blast from the sirens; an experience many still talk about today.
During the war, Civil Defense officials often used the analogy of natural disasters to understand and educate the public about the dangers associated with nuclear detonation. Early analogies framed the destructive potential within familiar language related to natural disasters like hurricanes or tornadoes. With the immediacy of a missile attack, the use of such analogies eventually centered on earthquakes in order to communicate the unpredictability of a nuclear attack, and the difficulty of any advanced warning. Following the war, this connection to nature came full-circle as these siren systems were re-purposed in many areas of the country to warn people of weather related dangers (ex. tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.). Because of their continued use, sirens in other cities are often maintained, or replaced. In Los Angeles, a region quite effected by earthquakes, the analogy first established between the war and nature continues. Having no other purpose, sirens decay on top of poles throughout the city. Suffering from neglect, the sirens in L.A. have faded into the palimpsest of the city. Stripped of their paint, the sirens remain hidden amongst palm trees and skyscrapers.
Identifying Sirens in L.A.
There were many warning sirens produced prior to the Cold War, and some even before WWII, which were often used as fire warning systems. Within the span of the Cold War, several models had been further developed and redesigned, partially due to the requirement of a dual-tone. The following is a short list of common sirens around Los Angeles: -> http://www.coldwarla.com/sirens.html
First ICBM sub is probably the K19 widowmaker or something.
Essentially it launched it's ICBM's out of the con tower, one at a time from a surfaced position.
Air rifles used compressed air to eject pellets without being under water. The basic concept is good.
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