Operation Crossroads was a pair of nuclear weapon tests conducted by the United States at Bikini Atoll in mid-1946. They were the first nuclear weapon tests since Trinity in July 1945, and the first detonations of nuclear devices since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. The purpose of the tests was to investigate the effect of nuclear weapons on warships.
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Breitling and aviation enjoy passionate and enduring ties. A quest for innovation dedicated to fine accomplishments. A desire to constantly push existing boundaries. A taste for risk and adventure.
"Tony Robinson teams up with historian Innes McCartney to uncover the experimental origins of Britain's Submarine Service, through a series of wreck dives, underwater blast tests and hands-on demonstrations. The programme reveals how new information is helping to map the successes and failures of submarine pioneers and, with the help of Phil Harding, Tony discovers how these early machines were turned from death traps into weapons that played a vital role in the First World War"
A Pilot Without Arms: We meet Jessica Cox, the world’s first armless licensed pilot who has spent her whole life proving that her disability hasn’t limited her.
Aircraft Profile – Pitts Special: A profile of the first aircraft designed specifically for aerobatics – the Pitts Special.
After 30 years of ownership and one mechanical rebuild, Jay gives his 1969 Lamborghini Espada a cosmetic restoration and is ready to show you why this car was once known as the Italian Rolls Royce.
The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft, designed and built by Avro Canada as the culmination of a design study that began in 1953. Considered to be an advanced technical and aerodynamic achievement for the Canadian aviation industry, the CF-105 (Mark 2) held the promise of near-Mach 3 speeds at altitudes likely exceeding 60,000 ft. (18,000 m), and was intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force's primary interceptor in the 1960s and beyond.




Not long after the 1958 start of its flight test program, the development of the Arrow (including its Orenda Iroquois jet engines) was abruptly halted before the project review had taken place, sparking a long and bitter political debate.

The controversy engendered by the cancellation and subsequent destruction of the aircraft in production remains a topic for debate among historia