A “big-tailed” B-52 of the 307th Strategic Wing (U-Tapau, Thailand) during Operation Linebacker II (1972). The B-52D was workhorse of Linebacker II, being the most numerous and also the best armed and the best ECM equipped model.
Beauty & War, what a combo.
German WW1 multiplane craziness Wacko level. After his successful Dr.I triplane, the always empirical Anthony Fokker -for the good and the bad- decided that why not more wings. Against the desires of the real technical brain of the company, Reinhold Platz, Fokker took his unsuccessful V.6 triplane repositioned the triplane wings and added just behind the cockpit a second set of biplane wings producing in the process this bizarre quintuplane. The first flight at the hands of Fokker himself in October 1917 was enough to show how wrong he was. Stubborn he persevered with a second flight undertook after some modification, to no avail.
Well-known pic of this bold contraction. He should have used two sets of triplane wings….., while he was at it.
I must confess I’m just another victim of the “Tales of the Gold Monkey” TV series. Anyway, I have always found the look of the Goose’s cartoon-like “eyes” windshield quite irresistible…., those upper “flying boat” throttles are a big plus also.
A pretty neat drawing.
A streamlined 1934 Morris-Commercial Royal Mail Air Service Car delivering its stuff -casually,it seems- at Croydon (1934).
This lovely aircraft was the losing competitor of the Vickers Viscount for the Type II civil transport (a short- and medium-range airliner for European routes) requirement outlined by the wartime Brabazon Committee. Both designs shared a quite similar bulbous fuselage shape and needle-like turboprop engines; RR Dart for the Viscount and AS Mamba for the Apollo. It was precisely those troublesome Mambas the main cause of Apollo’s nemesis. Only two prototypes were built and flown.
Pretty inflight photo of the first prototype. Cute, isn’t it?
A superb bunch of early P-40’s of the 20th Pursuit Squadron at Clark Field, Luzon (Philippine Islands),….early December 1941. Just before they were steamrolled by those “Meatballs”.
Another gorgeous Art Deco cover of the Fortune magazine. A three-bladed cam-type controllable Hamilton Standard propeller with its counterweight brackets.
Aviation sold things back then….
Artist: F.V Carpenter.