The Gremlins were at first those evil creatures of RAF mythology related to the breakdowns in the planes. It was precisely a RAF fighter pilot, Roald Dahl, who spread their mischiefs with his “The Gremlins” (1943) book.
Artist: Gustaf Tenggren (Collier’s magazine, 1942).
Magnificent cutaway artwork of L. Ashwell Wood on the Eagle Magazine, early 1950s.
Jack’s dream also.
COVID-19 quarantine times here in Spain and I’ve taken the extra time to revisit old classics. Nothing to add to this monument of film; the US Library of Congress is totally right in its appraisal. Anyway, the pedantic in me has a hard time watching the anachronistic headgear wore by Gregory Peck, among others. The movie was based on 1942 events and for that the A-8B oxygen mask was correct, but the early A-11 flying helmet and B-8 goggles certainly not.
Do take care.
The stupendous “F-102A” employed as “bait” by Serigrafika Pubblicità, a graphics business in Sassari, Italy. That forward fuselage/cockpit is so, so stunningly wrong.
The implausible vision of an all-around/all-terrain flying submarine which appeared at “The Illustrated London News” (24 Jan 1920). I kinda love that telescopic biplane wing structure.
Artistic interpretation of Tom Hardy “in action” inside the modified Yak-52TW used for Spitfire cockpit inflight shots in Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” 2017 movie. According to some friends a sheer good way to spend an evening. Not so sure in my case. Still pending, I’m not a Nolan’s admirer. Some day…, maybe, perhaps.
Hardy wears the unmistakable B helmet, a crude D oxygen mask and the magnificent Mk IVb googles with the anti-glare polarised screen up. The latter’s an anachronism if I’m not very mistaken.
Artist: Mauro Belfiore.
Utterly imaginative fighter and lovely-shaped drop tanks. Shades of a slick propless Thunderscreech in that design.
An O.K. ad in my humble opinion.
Not a devoted Trekkie by any means, but the original series had something. I like particularly those episodes when the action took part at the Earth. Among them Season 1 “Tomorrow Is Yesterday”, with a Starfighter in it, is at the very top.
Our hero wears the usual headgear of the era, nicely customised though. Ah, and a very clean Orange International jumpsuit.
Majestic Czech poster of the soviet movie Небо зовет (The Sky Beckons) by artist Dobroslav Foll, 1959.
A L-2000 with its visor down and ready to land at the Santa Monica Island Airport (CA). Neither the L-2000 nor this airport, designed with the demands of the U.S. Supersonic Transport (SST) in mind, survived the SST program debacle.
Artist: Donald Jaye (1968).