Sorry - Nationalism VERY MUCH got us to the moon. The Nazi scientists may well have had their eyes on the stars, but their nationalist paymasters had their eyes on London with the goal of blowing it to hell.
We got those same scientists working overtime to get us to the Moon because otherwise those pesky commies would be there first. Can you imagine the national angst if the red sickle and hammer were flying on the moon while our rockets were still blowing up left and right?
Nah - the V2 rocked for its time. The first powered flight was in 1903 and 40 years later you have an ICBM! Well at least if I means Intra instead of Inter, you weren't crossing an ocean with it. It actually could have been a decent weapon with more of them made earlier with defensible launch sites. Don't underestimate the terror factor of suddenly getting blown up with no warning.
Eventually maybe. BTW, a HARM is utterly useless to shoot into a mix of civilian airplanes ALL transmitting on various frequencies, even assuming such a missile had a hope in hell of locking onto an intermittent burst signal like that.
Even better, I can make my plane NEVER violate any restricted area, speed restriction, crossing restriction, or anything else I don't want it to do. I can make it always be 500 feet left of where I really am. I can make it take off for LAX at 1500 knots if people complain about what I am doing. I can make myself the leader of a 500 plane formation that spells BITE ME.
I train my students ALL THE TIME to deal with bank angles past 45 degrees. It might not be everyday flying with passengers aboard, but anyone confused by it should never be at the controls of any kind of airplane.
I am one of those. I do *not like* how narcotics make me feel and generally will use Advil instead of the prescription the doctor gives me. I also know people that LOVE narcotics. Luck of the draw with brain wiring I guess.
GENERAL Electric officially unveiled its prototype hybrid road switcher at Los Angeles Union Station on May 24, one of the first outings of a locomotive which GE says has taken five years and $250m to develop.
Numbered 2010 to indicate the year when GE plans to roll out its first production hybrid loco, the 'Evolution Hybrid' looks and operates like a standard ES44 series loco but is equipped with on-board batteries to capture and store energy dissipated during dynamic braking. The stored energy is then at the disposal of the locomotive crew, and is able to provide an additional 2 000 hp for short periods before the batteries need recharging. GE estimates the stored energy should reduce fuel consumption and emissions by as much as 10% compared to the standard road switchers currently in production.
Hybrid trains are around now. Trains always used to direct electricity generated from braking to big load banks on the roof of the locomotive. In 2007 GE rolled out the first hybrid train that stores the braking energy in a battery bank instead of just dumping it to a giant heater.
You ARE a troll supreme. I had one of those Mercedes and it was a dirty bastard. It would just about suffocate anyone behind me at a red light. The exhaust from my modern gasoline car is barely detectable unless you run a hose from the exhaust pipe up your nose or something.
I bought a boat engine direct that had issues and was a nightmare to get serviced under warranty. Next engine I paid some extra $$ and bought from a local dealer who was happy to fix it when needed. Choice is good.
I think you are talking "old money". I have old money relatives that look - on the surface - poorer than I am. I wouldn't be caught dead in one of their ratty old rustbucket Volvo 240s, but they have more money than God. The type I am talking about are engaged in an endless dick-waving contest and really need that extra $$ to be a little bit richer than their perceived competition. Think "Gordon Gecko" or the like.