Sunday, December 5, 2010

Your moment of steampunk

Coaldust-fuelled pulse-jet fighters.

Lippisch P.13B

The US suppressed the technology after acquiring the blueprints in the course of Operation Paperclip, because they always do. That is why there are no supersonic passenger jets crossing the Atlantic on a tankful of pulverised anthracite while piloted with the aid of fluidic-logic computers (a technology which neither the steam-punk crowd nor the Nazi flying-saucer nutbars have given the attention it deserves).

Feel free to add your own BÖC lyrics.

5 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

But in the even more secretive Operation Papercut, development has continued. The discovery of arsenic-based life will supply the final element needed to make the computers operational.
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Operation Paperclip, brought to you by the Evil Illuminati of Microsoft.

The Nazi saucers were propelled by a schnapps-burning power plant.

Another Kiwi said...

This project was actually scuppered by the Coalworkers and Related Trades Union who demanded that a stoker and a Dampening Boy be employed on each jet.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

From the dust I rose on high
A thundercloud in a two-lane sky
From the world I did rebel
A Fallen Angel

howzat?

tigris said...

Hey, at least this way the miners wouldn't be the only ones dying in explosions.