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Major Kong was the bomber pilot character in Dr Strangelove that opened the balky bomb bay doors by hand and rode the A bomb down to Russia

Slim Pickens was the actor that portrayed Major Kong. Originally Peter Sellers, who played three other roles in the film, was going to play Major Kong, but sprained his ankle and couldn’t work in the cramped cockpit.

Slim Pickens given name was Louis Burton Lindley Jr. Pickens also played Taggart in Blazing Saddles