Nuke Test

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I did this in 1982 while stationed in Jacksonville. It was an experiment in photo retouching. This is old school, cut, paste, and airbrush work. Way, way before photoshop.
We were still in the grips of the cold war. Saint Reagan had just been elected and was beginning his unprecedented buildup of the U.S. military. Three years after this photo, I was a P-3 Plane Commander, as a Naval Aviator, fully qualified to drop nuclear weapons from my airplane. Ah, the irony!