Consolidated PBY Catalina Wallpaper

Consolidated PBY Catalina Plane

The Consolidated PBY Catalina is an unusually named aircraft with a unusual set of abilities, it was designed in 1935 to fill an order for the US Navy who were seeking a flying boat for use in the Pacific – it was a surprisingly prophetic order and the Catalina would see intensive use throughout the Pacific (and…

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Hidden Warbirds II

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Hidden Warbirds II is the much anticipated follow-up to the hugely popular book Hidden Warbirds by aviation historian Nicholas A. Veronico. This new book is a continuation of Nicholas’ work chasing down and recovering aircraft from WWII, the stories, photography and historical information make these two books exceptionally good reads – especially if you’re fascinated by…

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M37 Howitzer Tank

M37 Tank

It isn’t every day you get the chance to buy a fully functioning M37 Tank with a 105mm Howitzer and a .50cal M2HB machine gun – both of which are 100% operational. The idea of owning a mobile Howitzer will be immediately attractive to anyone who finds the steering wheel mounted horn insufficient when dealing…

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Harley-Davidson WLA

Harley-Davidson WLA

  The Harley-Davidson WLA is one of the most important models ever made by the Milwaukee-based motorcycle manufacturer, it saw a production run of over 90,000 units during the Second World War and earned itself the nickname “The Liberator” during the latter part of the war, when Allied forces were chasing the German armed forces…

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Backpack by Oil & Blood

Backpack by Oil & Blood

  Oil & Blood is a small gear manufacturer based in Las Vegas, it’s owned and operated by Steve Carter and Luke Andrews, two native sons of Sin City who are passionate about motorcycles and handmade gear. The backpack you see here is one of their most popular products, it’s designed in the style of the…

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Cammenga Phosphorescent Compass

Phosphorescent Compass

The Cammenga® 27 Phosphorescent Compass is a traditional, military-style compass for people who think GPS navigation is for old ladies, Prius drivers and ICBMs. The compass has a lightweight aluminium-cast housing, it’s waterproof and has long-lasting phosphorescent self-illumination. If you’ve been looking for a compass that’ll still work after the collapse of modern civilisation, this…

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Zippos from Vietnam

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This remarkable collection of 282 Zippo lighters from the Vietnam War were complied by Bradford Edwards during the 1990s – long before the current demand for mementos from the conflict created the swirling blackmarket in fake Zippos that now dominate market stalls from Hanoi down to Ho Chi Minh. As all of these Zippos were found…

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1943 M3 Half-Track

M3 Half-track

When it comes to a weekend off-roader, I’m at a loss to think of anything cooler than a World War II era M3 Half-Track. The M3 pictured here is an original 1943 unit, it’s been fully restored and is now listed as being parade ready, but I say to hell with that. It’d be a sin to own this and not get it at least a little muddy.

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Triumph Scrambler

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The Triumph Scrambler is rapidly becoming an even more popular target for customisation than it’s brother, the Bonneville. That’s not something I thought I’d ever say just a few short years ago when the Cafe-Racer-Renaissance kicked off, but we’re seeing more and more dual sport customs coming through the Silodrome newsroom and I’m a huge fan of the burgeoning genre.

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