Descriptive video taken in a supersonic/hypersonic wind tunnel of the effects of aerodynamic heating in an unprotected aircraft shape. These studies were primordial in the development of the hypersonic NAA X-15.
Yeah, in need of some of that heat right now & right here.
A flock of Lightning fast P-38‘s in an awful hurry.
The USS Los Angeles paying its respects magnificently to Washington DC, US Capitol included.
During the 1970’s NASA’s Ames Research Center (ARC) explored the qualities of higher operating pressure (8-psi/55-KPa) space suits technologies which would allow zero prebreathe time when operated for the future Space Shuttle. The ARC’s AX-3 suit was the complete prototype built.
Its designer, Hubert Vykukal, is seen here demonstrating the “semihard-suit” mobility qualities. Some music.
I knew as I was writing the other day the GD LEM mock-up/simulator post I would sin sooner than later. And so it happened yesterday night, the umpteenth time I’ve watched Kubrick’s masterpiece.
To me those spacesuits designed by Harry Lange are as unrivalled as the movie itself. Sadly, Bowman lacks his helmet when he needed most. That helmet was the best feature of the whole suit.
A Russian Mavy Tu-142MK long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft intercepted by some Royal Danish AF F-16A MLU’s this last summer (Aug 2017). Majestic aircraft and photo (video), however, I can fell the shivers of a Cold War reprise.
“Aerocaccia II” by Tullio Crali, 1936.
The World as seen through the restricting telescopic gun sight. Those Warren “zigzag” strutted biplanes look a lot like a sort of stylized Italian CR.32’s. Spanish Civil War inspired or just training, I guess.
If you understand Italian.