Italia close to it shed in Ny-Ålesund (Kings Bay), Spitsbergen Island. Nobile’s N-Class airships had a lovely if dumpy shape.
The Douglas Mailplanes were derivatives of the successful O-2 military plane; of them the 1926 M-4 was the strengthened last model. Initially intended to be operated by the Post Office Dept itself to replace the venerable DH-4s, the department policy suffered a change and they’re put up for auction and operated by commercial carriers instead.
Still image that captured the magic of the highly recommendable “Night Flight”, a 1933 movie based on the homonymous book of Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
Gorgeous time-lapse photo collage of the F-100D Zero-Length Launch. twenty-six photo strips combined to show the most critical part of launch process through rocket jettison.
The coolest “Hun” dedicated to this blog’s first hundred followers, and the thing has just started. GRACIAS/THANKS.
After Westland realized that the Air Ministry 1924 ideas of light powered aircraft were a failure, the company decided to equip its promising Widgeon with more substantial muscle. The result was a very decent, but expensive aircraft, incapable to compete with the Moths, Avians, etc. Just twenty-six of them were ever built.
Charming photo of pilot Les Trist and friends with VH-UGI, a Cirrus-engined III model in 1930. This Widgeon was used in the gold rush that took place in Papua New-Guinea before WW2. Gladly VH-UGI is still with us, but Trist had less luck; he died a year after this photo was taken.