Monday, July 1, 2013

U-Boat in London!

German U-155 (f. Deutschland transport submarine) after surrender

via Nationaal Archief @ Flickr

Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Cloud

The Saunders-Roe (Saro) A.19 Cloud amphibious flying-boat was produced in two forms: as a civil eight-seater and as a military trainer. In the latter role the RAF received 16 from 1933. The large cabin provided accommodation for eight pupils; six pupils and wireless and electrical equipment, navigation instruments and signalling apparatus; or four.pupils and the above equipment for navigational training. Alternatively, the Cloud could be used for flying training, to simulate the conditions to be met with a larger service type of flying-boat. Power was provided by two 253kW Armstrong Siddeley Double Mongoose engines.

Photos: via amphalon @ Flickr

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Need Gas?

Airship pumping station at Komendantsky airfield near Leningrad
Used during Graf Zeppelin's Arctic Flight

Friday, June 28, 2013

New Power

General Motors EMD ad
featuring Milwaukee road diesel-electric loco

via x-ray delta one @ Flickr

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Believe, Obey, Fight!

Casa Littoria in Sampierdarena, Italy
Named after Arnaldo Mussolini, Duce's brother (d. 1931)
Inaugurated on October 28, 1933