bobberinspiration:

Honda Shadow 600

bobberinspiration:

Honda Shadow 600

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beautifulwarbirds:

The B-29 was the largest bomber in the second world war.  Standing next to one in a museum, or if able to see the flying B-29 when it tours, it is quite a large aircraft.  It was significantly larger than the B-24’s and B-17s in the ETO, and was able to carry more payload.
The B-36, is another matter.  One is currently on display at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio (a world class aviation museum), and it is quite impressive.  A combination of propeller driven engines and jet engines, it was a mammoth aircraft.  As with many early cold war jets, it was obsolete really before it was produced in significant numbers.  Also on display is one of the early B-36 large tires that actually cracked runways, leading to the change into the more modern technique of many smaller tires, as seen on jetliners today.  The key takeaway is that it is very large.  :)
The size difference in this photo provides an illuminating revelation on the size difference between “large” world war 2 aircraft, compared to some of the aircraft in the 1950’s and beyond.  In this photo, the B-29 looks quite small by comparison.
My Blogs:
Beautiful WarbirdsFull AfterburnerThe Test PilotsP-38 LightningNasa HistoryScience Fiction WorldFantasy Literature & Art

beautifulwarbirds:

The B-29 was the largest bomber in the second world war.  Standing next to one in a museum, or if able to see the flying B-29 when it tours, it is quite a large aircraft.  It was significantly larger than the B-24’s and B-17s in the ETO, and was able to carry more payload.

The B-36, is another matter.  One is currently on display at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio (a world class aviation museum), and it is quite impressive.  A combination of propeller driven engines and jet engines, it was a mammoth aircraft.  As with many early cold war jets, it was obsolete really before it was produced in significant numbers.  Also on display is one of the early B-36 large tires that actually cracked runways, leading to the change into the more modern technique of many smaller tires, as seen on jetliners today.  The key takeaway is that it is very large.  :)

The size difference in this photo provides an illuminating revelation on the size difference between “large” world war 2 aircraft, compared to some of the aircraft in the 1950’s and beyond.  In this photo, the B-29 looks quite small by comparison.

My Blogs:

Beautiful Warbirds
Full Afterburner
The Test Pilots
P-38 Lightning
Nasa History
Science Fiction World
Fantasy Literature & Art





johanvandemerwe:

FN MAG gunner about to deploy on a Fireforce call out

johanvandemerwe:

FN MAG gunner about to deploy on a Fireforce call out


georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:




A sketch of the Rhodesian SAS engaging an anti-aircraft position. 

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

A sketch of the Rhodesian SAS engaging an anti-aircraft position. 



semitrckn:

coe Freightliner custom

semitrckn:

coe Freightliner custom




militaryhistoryphotos:

Sailors of the USS Hancock (CV-19) dousing flames after a successful Japanese Kamikaze attack. April 1, 1945.   

militaryhistoryphotos:

Sailors of the USS Hancock (CV-19) dousing flames after a successful Japanese Kamikaze attack. April 1, 1945.   

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ofspacifica:

A South Vietnamese helicopter is pushed over the side of the USS Okinawa during Operation Frequent Wind, April 1975. The helicopter, which carried two Vietnamese officers, a woman and two children, had to be disposed of to make room for the extensive Marine Corps helicopter operation helping to evacuate the city of Saigon.

ofspacifica:

A South Vietnamese helicopter is pushed over the side of the USS Okinawa during Operation Frequent Wind, April 1975. The helicopter, which carried two Vietnamese officers, a woman and two children, had to be disposed of to make room for the extensive Marine Corps helicopter operation helping to evacuate the city of Saigon.

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