Peacocks under the Rhine, Googlesat does Area 51

Today’s defensetech digest held a couple of gems:

  • Back in the 50s, the Brits designed a huge nuclear landmine to be used to slow the advance of an invading Soviet army in Germany. Who needs armor divisions in the Fulda Gap when you’ve got Blue Peacock?
  • I haven’t dug much into the recently-introduced “satellite” option on Google Maps (except to note that they mislocated my address by about 3 houses)…but other people have.