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Pye Wacket: UFOs, Nuclear Missiles, and XB-70s, oh my
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When you need to protect your supersonic nuclear bombers from Godless Commie Hordes, use UFOs.
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Mike Miller, Materials Engineer
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I'm trying to imagine these things under test using the primitive control systems of the 1960s. After launch they'd probably speed off in random directions- manoeuverabilty is a desirable trait in a missile, but trying to control such a flamboyantly aerobatic missile using 1960's tech would be a major headache.

Mind you this would be relatively easy today - there are all sorts of hobbyist drones that can do remarkable things nowadays.
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