Winston Churchill's plan to fight Nazis with massive aircraft carriers…

As 1942 began, the Americans had joined World War II and the Battle of the Atlantic began to intensify. German U-boats were picking off merchant ships at an alarming rate. From January 13 to February 6, Hitler's wolfpacks dropped 157,000 tonnes of Allied shipping to the bottom of the ocean — and without incurring a… » 2/19/13 10:18am 2/19/13 10:18am

The "unmeltable" weapon that could have changed the course of World War…

At some point during World War II, loony solutions to practical problems really started to shine. There were pigeon-guided missiles, shark repellent, and giant aircraft carriers made of ice. Well, almost. The ice aircraft carrier was a legitimate plan in World War II, mostly because military intelligence discovered… » 9/14/11 7:00am 9/14/11 7:00am