Throughout the Cold War, Strategic Air Command was America’s nuclear spear. From 1950 to 1990, SAC, led by the slightly-nutty General Curtis LeMay, heroically held off the dastardly Commies and protected our precious bodily fluids with an immense destructive power that no sane defense policy should ever require. (Yes, I had to re-watch “Dr Strangelove” before my visit. Wahhhh-hoooo!)
The SAC Aerospace Museum, just outside Omaha, is like an atomic Disneyland, full of bombers, missiles, and other relics of the Cold War.
Some photos from a visit. Alas, the planes are crowded in here and the lighting is pretty crappy. I did my best.
For those who don't know, I live in a converted campervan and travel around the country, posting photo diaries of places that I visit. I am currently in Nebraska.