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Atoms for Peace in the Cold War - Frank Tinsley's airship with nuclear reactor

Frank Tinsley1955

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen
Friedrichshafen, Germany

The American government developed the Atoms for Peace program in 1955. The aim was to promote the peaceful use of nuclear power. As a contribution to this project, comic-strip artist and illustrator Frank Tinsley published his version of a nuclear-powered passenger airship in "Mechanix Illustrated", a magazine for hobby mechanics. Tinsley's illustrations also found their way into specialist literature. The government remained sceptical and finally decided to build the civilian nuclear freighter "Savannah".

Details

  • Title: Atoms for Peace in the Cold War - Frank Tinsley's airship with nuclear reactor
  • Creator: Frank Tinsley
  • Date Created: 1955
  • Location: Friedrichshafen
  • Type: Illustration
  • Rights: Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen

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