Apr.10, 2009, filed under Geekery

Back in the 1950s, Britain’s tiny Saunders-Roe company was building the rocket-powered SR.53 fighter. Designer Maurice Brennan, according to some of my old Flight colleagues, used to defend the concept against missile fanatics by remarking that “the guidance system weighs 200 pounds and drinks gin.”

That’s from an article in the Register on UAVs, quoting Bill Sweetman.

Think I’ll get some Easter Hodilay Gin for me and Frood. Top ho! Although he’d probably prefer rum.

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