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

This dieselpunk life pod kept Winston Churchill from dying mid-flight

By 1947, Winston Churchill was 73 years old, overweight, a profuse smoker, and had already suffered two heart attacks, less than ideal health conditions for a man who flew all over the world. So to keep Churchill in the air and among the living, a pressurized pod was designed for Churchill's personal plane. » 1/29/12 3:00pm 1/29/12 3:00pm