"Leper Colony" was the name of the fictional B-52 Stratofortress which triggered the end of the world in Stanley Kubrick's black-and-white award-winning film classic, "Dr. Strangelove".
Piloted by the swashbuckling Texan Maj. T.J. "King" Kong, despite the US-assisted efforts by Russian Air Defense to shoot her down, Leper Colony managed to survive and deliver her payload of atom bombs to her Russian target. Thereby, triggering the detonation of Russia's Doomsday Bomb, a bunch of buried thermonuclear devices jacketed with Cobalt-Thorium G, which would blanket the world with lethal radiation for the next 93 years.
The plane became the poster boy of Nuclear Armaggedon and Doomsday during the Cold War.
As reports started to filter-in that the garrisons stationed on China's fake islands in the Spratlys challenged the US B-52 which overflew them, the black-and-white image of the Leper Colony charging headlong to her appointment with Destiny immediately flashed before me.
Was Stanley Kubrick right all along that the end of the world will be triggered by a B-52 Stratofortress?