If I'm not mistaken, they used a to carry an operational nuclear reactor as a test to see how plausible it would be to have atomic powered aircraft. The reactor wasn't used for power of course, just to see if it could be safely run airborne.
The Exact Moment of a Sonic Boom. An Air Force Raptor executes a supersonic flyby over the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Breaking the sound barrier. Military jets used to do this all the time over our house in rural Maine.
Japan's Advanced Fighter The Mitsubishi is a planned Japanese indigenous fifth generation fighter. It is planed to evolve from Advanced Technology Demonstrator - X (ATD-X) program. This aircraft is widely known in Japan as Shinshin. Japan wants t