Sopwith Camel

Sopwith Camel

The Sopwith Camel is a remarkably important aircraft, it was first flown in 1917 when the pace of advancement in aircraft design was moving at breakneck speed and for time the Camel was the best fighter in the sky. Its odd name was coined from the side profile appearance of the hump that was built…

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The 1901 Wright Glider

1901 Wright Glider

The 1901 Wright Glider is a marvel of simple engineering, looking back at it now its general design looks almost self explanatory but simple as it is, it was undoubtably one of the most important engineering advancements in human history. The full story of how the glider came to be, and how Wilbur and Orville…

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Flak – World War II Training Film

Flak - Evading Anti-Aircraft Fire - World War II Training Film

Flak – Evading Anti-Aircraft Fire is an official training film from the Second World War that taught pilots how to evade and otherwise deal with flak – from Europe to the Pacific and everywhere in between. Anti-aircraft weaponry has existed since very shortly after the first aircraft were militarised and WWII is widely considered the…

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Supermarine Spitfire Blueprints

Supermarine Spitfire Blueprints

The beautiful Supermarine Spitfire blueprints you see here are made using the old fashioned method - ammonia activated paper on a traditional Diazit blueprint machine. Each measures 36″ x 24″ and includes a wealth of information about the iconic aircraft on either side of some nicely detailed illustrations, making it the perfect wall-piece for a garage, shed,…

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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

hidden warbirds book

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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#14 Airship by Alberto Santos-Dumont

#14 Hybrid Airship by Alberto Santos-Dumont

  The #14 Hybrid Airship by Alberto Santos-Dumont was the first recorded attempt at combining a fixed wing aircraft with an airship, the above image was taken in 1906 at the #14s inaugural flight on the grounds of the Chateau de Bagatelle in France. As you can probably tell, the flight didn’t go well and the repeated…

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Tornado Ejector Seat

Tornado Ejector Seat Recliner

You’re looking at a bespoke, reclaimed Tornado ejector seat that’s been rebuilt into a leather lined gentleman’s chair – although I don’t claim to be an authority on the subject of home furnishings I’m having a hard time imagining that any chair previously created by the hands of mankind could match this for sheer marvellousness. The…

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SkyRunner

SkyRunner

The SkyRunner is that mythical beast that we’ve been waiting for since the early days of science fiction – it’s a flying car. Or a flying off-road buggy if you want to be nit-picky. The first Skyrunner prototype was developed by company founder Gilo Cardozo as a highly capable off-road buggy that could fly by way…

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