January 2013

US Anti Communist Propaganda. Circa Cold War.

by Daniel Russ on January 30, 2013

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The Frantisek Novak No.1, A Helicopter Built In 1913.

by Daniel Russ on January 29, 2013

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        You know you are dealing with a rare aircraft when you cannot even find a reference to it in Wikipedia. This is all I can find of this helicopter that was supposedly built ten years after Kitty Hawk. Wow.   In fact, I have recently discovered that there were hundreds of […]

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Chava Rosensweig’s Yellow Star Exhibit In The Imperial War Museum In Manchester, England.

January 28, 2013

(PS- This is My Niece.)   “Ceramic artist Chava Rosenzweig poses next to her installation of ceramic stars representing how the Holocaust shaped people’s lives, on January 15, 2013 in Manchester, England. The installation has been created to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday 27 January 2013. The piece is made up of gas fired […]

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Polish World War II Joke.

January 28, 2013

    Vollksturm and Hitler Youth Fight Russians In Berlin In The Desperate Last Days Of The War . . Polish partisans were chased by Germans. They hid in a well. German soldiers sat near the well and is thinking aloud.   “Were are those bastards?” Echo from the well repeats “Were are those bastards… […]

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Cold War Ads.

January 27, 2013

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The Dornier/Junkers 635 High Speed, Long Range Reconnaissance Plane.

January 26, 2013

  It was aircraft designer Heinrich Hertel who was granted the honor of directing two competitors in a secret project to build an entirely new plane. Junkers and Dornier engineers met and helped create the 1075 01-21, or the Dornier 635, a long-range reconnaissance aircraft. Two fuselages would be brought together and high-resolution cameras would […]

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Odd Military Recruitment Ads.

January 25, 2013

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World War II Japanese Flight Wardrobe.

January 24, 2013

  WWII Japanese Pilot Helmet WWII Japanese Pilot Floating Flight Jacket WWII Japanese Pilot Flight Mask WWII Japanese Pilot Flight Boots Source: Imperial War Museum Related Posts:The Amazing Clever Japanese Fu-Go Fire Balloon Bombs.Japanese World War II Diary Reveals Life Under US Naval Bombardment.The Okha, Or “Cherry Blossom” Was The World’s First Guided Missile.Georgy Zhukov […]

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THe Bendix Model J Helicopter.

January 23, 2013

        Vincent Bendix, the creator of a model of washing machines opened Bendix Helicopters. Bendix had successfully created a method starting a car with the Bendix drive, a gear that could move an engine at zero rotational speed. It made him veru rich and he decided to try is hand at aviation. […]

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WWI Recruitment Posters.

January 22, 2013

            Source: Library of Congress, http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?st=grid&co=wwipos     Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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It’s Finally Here. The Laser That Can Shoot Down Airborne Objects From Your Patio.

January 21, 2013

  Rheinmetall’s 50kW Laser.   Well we knew this was coming. The laser beam weapon that we see in science fiction movies from post World War II Japan to present day. Science doesn’t always march forward. Sometimes it lurches forward in huge vast steps. Sometimes it crawls imperceptibly, like the weapons manufacturers have been doing […]

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Stone Age Weapons Defeat Modern Oil Companies.

January 20, 2013

      The Kichwa tribe inhabits a tiny spit of land in the scheme of the things, in the shadow of all that there is on the Earth, about 70,000 hectares on Sani Isla Island in Ecuadorian Amazon. About 25% of Kichwa territory lies in Yasuni National Park. These are people who have lived […]

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Wonderful AP Photos Of Archeological Significance.

January 18, 2013

    Archeologists found a 1000-year-old hoard of gold coins at a famous Crusader battleground in Israel. It was the biggest collection of ancient coins discovered in the country. (Photo: Pavel Shrago, Tel Aviv University Institute of Archaeology)         A Catholic priest blesses a grave during a burial ceremony for the remains […]

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France’s Shadow War In Mali.

January 17, 2013

  Imagine a shadow war on the African continent between Islamic radicals who have taken over a republic with deep ties to France. Now, imagine that the war so far has no US involvement. Or does it? Well, the new liberal French president has just ordered one of the largest most secretive military interventions in […]

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Cold War Nuclear Warhead Diagrams.

January 16, 2013

                        Source: Bing Images Related Posts:Are Combat Deaths Receding?The Night Goldsboro, North Carolina Was Almost Vaporized.One Of The Most Significant UFO Sightings In History.The Corkscrew Tank.Cold War Bomber Intercepts

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The Bothezat Helicopter.

January 15, 2013

              In January 1921, the US Army Air Corps awarded a contract to Dr. George de Bothezat and Ivan Jerome to develop a vertical take off and landing machine. Their idea was a four-rotor configuration where the four rotors sat up high in for corners of a diamond shape, […]

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The Gyrodyne QH 50.

January 14, 2013

              Gyrodyne received an invitation to participate in a requisition competitition to produce a single seat “personal” helicopter and observation platform.   These machines were fairly simple, coaxial rotor layout, 40 hp Nelson H-59 engine and variants were powered by a 60hp Porsche. Wireless controls worked well enough back […]

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From 1937 to 1945, Japanese Territory Stretched Over One Fifth of The Earth.

January 13, 2013

    For eight years of the 20th century, the Japanese were on a Crusade. Their progress was driven by an eidolon of the Japanese as a superior race, held back by their unfortunate geography on a tiny island, and by centuries of blind faith in the sword over the gun. In the middle 1930s […]

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The Bratukhin Omega An Early Soviet Rotorcraft

January 12, 2013

              The Bratukhin Omega was a helicopter, the first new rotorcraft product of a Soviet design bureau. The intent was to develop a workable rotary-wing aircraft as a transport, or a gun platform or a reconnaissance platform. Bratukhin’s design was a side-by-side twin rotor machine, with each rotor carried […]

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Mobile Soviet Anti Tank Gun Platform Design

January 11, 2013

  Mobile Soviet Anti Tank Gun Platform Design   The idea behind this was to put three anti tank guns up front with three different operators who could coordinate their fire from inside. The vehicle would weigh 3.5 tons and travel at 35 miles per hour over difficult terrain. It also would a heavy carry […]

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