August 2018

A 90 Orlyonok

by Daniel Russ on August 25, 2018

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  The Orlyonok was one of the truly unusual aviation technology configurations. It was menat tio be a heavy transport over the Caspian Sea or some such calm water estuary. Unlike the other Ekranoplan aircraft this one was amphibious and so could land on its wheel or its water skis. It cruised at 250 mph […]

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The Junkers 287

by Daniel Russ on August 20, 2018

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    If you can forgive the horrible music,  the imagery of this advanced aircraft design is hard to beat. The Junkers Ju 287 amazing late-war, jet-powered designs for the German nation – now fighting aall over the world. The idea here was to emphasize heavy bombing as a way to hold off the tide […]

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Ivan Bratukhin’s Omega II

August 15, 2018

In the age of early Soviet power, 1930, Ivan Bratukhin graduated from the Moscow Higher Technical Institute, and joined the Moscow Aviation Institute where he eventually taught. In 1932 at the Central Aerodynamics Institute he began creating some of the fist vertical flight rotor propelled aircraft. He pioneered aviation chapters like transverse rotor configurations, and […]

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The Nazi King

August 11, 2018

  Edward VIII was one of the largest embarrassments of British Royalty in all of history. He was, like so many in the Trump administration, an admirer of Nazis. This was at a difficult time for England as Germany had not only exercised what amounted to an unannounced replevin of the Sudetenland, he had threatened […]

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The Maps Of Ernest Dudley Chase

August 7, 2018
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  Ernest Dudley Chase (1878-1966) was a greeting card illustrator that was success at creating oversized maps of massive areas and projects. They are wonderful and were used by the War Department. Entrepreneur, patriot and an ad guy.         Related Posts:Stay Tunes For Similar Posts

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Letter to Wife, WWII

August 3, 2018
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