Archive for November, 2010

Dr. Strangelove: Bomber Survival Kit

Posted in Physical Object with tags , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer

And nine packs of chewing gum. It appears to be Wrigley’s Spearmint, not Doublemint.

Dr. Strangelove: SAC Survival Pack

Posted in Physical Object with tags , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer

Apparent survival pack contents, from left to right: Three pens, one box of “Super Match” pistol ammunition, the wrist compass, what may be a condom, and a tin of rations labeled “Food Packet, Survival.”

Dr. Strangelove: Bomber Crew Survival Pack

Posted in Physical Object with tags , , , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer

The miniature combination Holy Bible & Russian phrase book. Note the text on the spine, as well.

Dr. Strangelove: Survival Pack

Posted in Physical Object with tags , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer

A set of small pill bottles.

Dr. Strangelove: Survival Kit

Posted in Physical Object with tags , , , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer

Survival kit box opened. The wrist compass is clearly visible.

Dr. Strangelove: SAC Survival Kit

Posted in Physical Object with tags , , , , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer
It looks like the clear lid of the pack has “Strategic Air Command Survival Pack” on it.A guess at contents visible in this picture:

The nylon stockings, folded up into square packets, on the far left.

The three bright vertical cylinders in the lower center are probably the tubes of lipstick.

The packet in the lower right, bound with two rubber bands, are the rubles. They are 1 ruble notes in the 1961 style.

Just north of the rubles, below the pistol, is the wrist compass, with what appears to be a molded plastic or rubber strap.

Dr. Strangelove: Bomber Survival Kit

Posted in Physical Object with tags , on November 20, 2010 by Staff Writer

Enhanced HD screen captures of the Strategic Air Command B-52 bomber crew Survival Pack seen in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove,” 1964.

The cloth cover reads, “Survival Pack, Aircraft FT 107/35, All Purpose, Strategic Air Command.”

 

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