Sunday, May 5, 2013

Scale Models of Practical Home Shelters from the 1950's

These are beautiful models. Thousands of them were constructed to these specifications all over the United States.

Two things to keep in mind when seeking inspiration from these plans :

  1. These were designed for fallout protection, not blast ... and much lighter fallout than might be anticipated in some circumstances.
  2. These date from before Sam Cohen invented the Neutron Bomb. They need different shielding to protect the inhabitants from these kinds of effects.

1 comment:

iese_83 said...

Yes, cool mini-constructions indeed. I have infact been planning lately to start building exactly these, but not of shelters, instead i would like to try my hand in Architecture. Man, i would like to build something myself, now !.