Old pictures of jetpacks strapped to cats and doves

fraas“Researcher baffled by document written by artillery master Franz Helm featuring pictures of jetpacks strapped to cats and doves” is the subheadline on an Associated Press article in The Guardian. It tells of a discovery made by University of Pennsylvania scholar Mitch Frass [pictured here, right].

Here’s the cat/dove picture (you can see it and many others at the University of Pennsylvania’s site — use the drop-down menu there to see a list of what’s what, including one that may strike some people as being a bit obscene):

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BONUS (unrelated): Esther the Cold War Kitty