Just look how amazing those WW1 German aircrafts were.The Lozenge camouflage under the wings is ART with capital letters.
Pic: The lovely preserved D.XII of the Museum of Flight,Seattle.
I must confess I usually can’t understand postage stamps collectors……an exception here.
Design: David Gentleman
This B-1 was captured in Dec 1937 at the Spanish Guerra Civil: Feldwebel Otto Polenz’s 6-15.Being quite advanced it was tested in Spain by a French commission (the great “Kostia” Rozanoff flew it) and later sent to Soviet Union in Feb 1938.The B-1 was evaluated by the NII VVS (Russia Air Force research institute) where it was flown among others by another great: Stepan P. Suprun.
As we can see here not only the Spitfire & Hurricane used those lovely spade grips, in this case the KG 11 model.
After being unloaded on the harbor these Jugs are crossing Liverpool on their way to the assembly station at the Speke airport.April 1944.
Amazingly beautiful photo composition.That little girl as the only witness ….really startling.
A pity the author is unknown.
The tandem engine configuration really had something. This Gnome-et-Rhône Jupiter radial engined Wal (D-862 “Sägefisch”) is sure a very purposeful looking design.
By the way, according to some sources the figure in this photo is Hermann Göring…..yep, that Göring. I’m not so sure.
Really beautiful drawing of a very confident “space pilot”. He wears a capstans equipped partial pressure suit (David Clark’s type) and uses a US. Navy APH-5 flight helmet/ MS22001 oxygen mask. Let’s hope his spaceship will not suffer a catastrophic loss of pressure…., he will be doomed wearing that outfit.
Artwork by Fred Freeman.
To a lot of people the Vulcan was the best looking of all three (four, if you count the Short Sperrin) V-Bombers.This stupendous pic sure gives them some credit for that.
A secret: I do love the Vulcan,but I ADORE the H.P. Victor.