The SR-71 Blackbird was so incredibly quick, that when it detected a surface to air missile launch, the pilot simply hit the throttle and accelerated to out run the missile, using raw speed as it’s primary defence mechanism.
The Vought F4U Corsair was originally built in 1940 and went on to see the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in U.S. history. During WWII, the Japanese Zero pilots considered the Corsair to be formidable, with many fearing it far more than the P-51 Mustang.
The plastics revolution in the 20th century will probably be looked back on by historians as a good thing over all, though plastic products are difficult to dispose of they did allow us to build a lot of very cool new things.
It’s a little known fact that during the Second World War, a number of American female pilots made their way to England to fly Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA). They started flying in 1940, long before America joined the war, and although they weren’t sent into combat, they were…
This is one of those photographs I can spend few minutes looking at, the sparks and the sense of motion carry through the lens so well in some images and this is a great example.
Something about modern tents concerns me, I think it may be the idea of sleeping inside a flammable nylon enclosure right next to a campfire.
The SR-71 Blackbird is a testament to when some men can achieve with a slide rule and a piece of chalk.
In 1932 the Danish government decided to try armouring motorcycles in order to keep costs down, the Danes contracted armour fabrication work to the Swedish factory, Landsverk AB.
Officially known as the SdKfz 2 but better known as the Kettenkrad Motorcycle Tank or “Kleines Kettenkraftrad HK 101” the German motorcycle tank is something of an oddity nowadays.
If you’ve been hunting around for a suitable end-of-the-world vehicle with the impending and entirely likely US default looming and due as early as next Tuesday, this Series 3 Land Rover just may be your ticket.
Meet the utterly unnecessary and batshit-fabulous Trecol 39294 6×6. You can keep your Hummer. We want one of these. Designed for use by the Russian military, Trecol are now selling these zombie-crunchers to civilians who find themselves needing an amphibious, six-wheel-drive hell-mobile. The 39294 has a top speed of 80kph but it’ll do that speed over any surface (think snow, ice, tundra, peasants and desert sand), it seats 8 in comfort and has a temperature operating range of -60C to +60C.