The Nuclear Powered Flying Aircraft Attack Carrier - Never Built CL-1201

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stokkebye's picture

All right I got 7.30 min in, so im not sure if they covered this, but how do they propose on protecting the crew and passengers from radiation? Also, how the fuck would a nuclear power plant even work on a plane? 

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sal9000's picture

you protect the crew with shielding which is why everyone canceled the projects.. the nuclear power plant only generates power. boils water that turns to steam that spins a turbin thats connected to a generator which puts out the juice. at the time. the plants wouldnt have been what was turning the propellers. those would have still been running on diesel engines

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stokkebye's picture

OK captain obvious! 

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lawngnome's picture

They should try a massive plane like that, but with solar and batteries only.

Then at night - fly up jumbo jets with a nuclear rechargers aboard them.  (+some precharged batteries on the jumbos for a quick refill).

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stokkebye's picture

The same reason they cant sheild the people from radiation is the same reason they cant carry batteries. 

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sal9000's picture

you can shield them. soviets built the tupolev and flew it for 4 years. nuclear powered. used steel plates and chemestry to shield them. the invetion missles negated them.

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