Today’s things are: Model A, road, airplane
With Model A all you needed was a road for the airplane to land.
Model A could be manipulated to land on any size road.
For an airplane, it was years ahead of its time.
It flew high, it flew low, it flew where you couldn’t see it.
The invisibility factor was a significant development
It enabled wars to start and end rather suddenly
Not seeing your attacker was a disadvantage
And so Model A became a sought-after weapon.
But the secret was protected from the clutches of the warmongers
No telling how quickly they’d bring about the destruction of us all.