Monday, January 30, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Golden Age

Dornier Do R4 Super Wal and LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

Bodensee (Lake Constance), ca. 1929

Friday, January 27, 2012

Red and Silver

1953 Leyland Titan PD2 Water Tender/Fire Pump*

Photos by homer----simpson (top) and Pyewipe Jct @ Flickr
* Different reg. plates, same vehicle: recently, the Titan received it's original registration (PRR 1).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Superheavy SPG

The SU-14 self-propelled gun started it's life as an element of the "Big triplex", proposed in 1931 for the Red Army mobile artillery. The concept was developed by the Military Academy of Motorization and Mechanization. Using the B-4 8in howitzer, T-28 tank transmission and elements of the T-35 superheavy tank and powered by the M-17T diesel, the device was tested in 1935 and 1936.
In the end of 1936, two SPG's were rearmed with a new Br-2 6in gun. Three years later, during the Winter War, they were armor-plated and sent to the front. Both were used in 1941 for defence of Moscow. One SU-14-1 (6in) is preserved at Kubinka proving grounds, Russia.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Metropolis in Red

From Metropolis Collection
Designer: Kamila Gawrońska-Kasperska
Photo: Matyas Misetics
Model: Michaela G.

See "Dieselpunk Fashion" @ Dieselpunk Encyclopedia

Monday, January 23, 2012

Central do Brasil

Estação Dom Pedro II, Rio de Janeiro
Tower: 122m tall
Construction finished: 1945
Architect: Robert R. Prentice

Photo by Raul Lisboa @ Flickr

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Torpedo bomber developed by AHGG for the Atlantic Republic Navy
Rendered by vasillich for atlantic_rep LJ community
See "The Machines of Atlantis" (NEW GALLERY) @ Dieselpunk Encyclopedia

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Great Helmsman

Il grande nocchiere, 1937
by Ernesto (Michahelles) Thayaht (1893 - 1959)

Wolfsoniana - Galleria d'Arte Moderna in Nervi

Photo by quadralectics @ Flickr

Friday, January 20, 2012

At the Court of Peace

French pavilion
1939/40 World's Fair, Flushing Meadows, New York

designed by Roger-Henri Expert and Pierre Patout

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bristol Will Build Them

An advert issued by Bristol Development Board

via mikeyashworth @ Flickr

See "Dieselpunk DIY" @ Dieselpunk Encyclopedia

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Power Station

MOGES power station (Moscow) designed by Ivan Zholtovsky
Photographer: Alexander Rodchenko

See "Dieselpunk Visual Art" @ Dieselpunk Encyclopedia

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Less Watch, More Quality!

Introduced in 1935, Lip T18 was small, technologically advanced and reliable enough to earn a reputation of the French watch industry flagship. In 1948, Winston Churchill received a T18 as a token of respect and gratitude from the Government of France.
Manufactured at Lip factory in Besançon, this watch had many faces (and cases) during its near-30 years' lifespan. But one feature remained unchanged: if it is not rectangular, it is not a T18.
Source: FAM

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Casablanca, Oviedo

Architect: Manuel del Busto.

Photo by Gonmi @ Flickr

See "Our Gallery" (NEW!) @ Dieselpunk Encyclopedia

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Persecutor

Heavy attacker, Navy Air Arm
Two 950hp pusher engines
4 x 20mm cannons, 6 x 8mm MGs, 3 x 13mm MGs, 500 kg bpmbs

By der_fluger for the Atlantic Republic project

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Café Baltique

ZUS building. Gdynia, Poland
Arch. Roman Piotrowski

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

What Have You Done, Comrade?

What's your contribution to Air Arm buildup?

Read "Dieselpunk Anthropology" (new article) @ Dieselpunk Encyclopedia

Saturday, January 7, 2012