January 12, 2005

excellent news.

rat brain flies jet

i have to say that this was a constant theme of mike davison's back in high school. if only..

and, William Gibson adds:

"Thunderbolt IIs have Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS), rat brain compatible cockpits forward of their wings and a large bubble canopy which provides the rat brains all-around vision. The rat brains are encircled by titanium armor that also protects parts of the flight-control system. The redundant primary structural sections allow the aircraft to enjoy better survivability during close air support than did previous aircraft. The aircraft can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 23mm. Their self-sealing fuel cells are protected by internal and external foam. Their redundant hydraulic flight-control systems are backed up by manual systems. This permits rat brains to fly and land when hydraulic power is lost..."

Posted by jb at 01:38 PM | Comments (0)