Ok, before you start throwing wrenches and decoder rings at me, hear me out. Now keep in mind, when this thing first flew, cars did not yet have tail-fins, Oldsmobile was a little over 50 years old, and all the instruments in this bird were mechanical. The B-36, the last American bomber to use propellers was half way through its 10 year service life. James Dean was killed on his way to a race in Porsche 550 Spyder. And no member of the group U2 has been born.