Moments in History

Cool Pic of the day

In celebration of this weekend’s Fleet-week in San Francisco, we bring you this awesome old photo.

50 years ago, 1961, the aircraft carriers USS Intrepid (CV-11), USS Saratoga (CV-60) and USS Independence (CV62) gathered to celebrate Naval Aviation’s 50th birthday.

A neat look back 50 […]

Startup

Startup: Flying Fortress 101 Edition

It is a safe, comfortable feeling to know that in a pinch, I could hop into pretty much any modern passenger car, truck, or motorcycle and drive it right off the bat. Handy in all sorts of situations – zombie attack, lemur uprising, moonlighting as a valet, casual car theft, or murderous in-laws. […]

Airborne Awesomosity

It Worked For Lindbergh: The Blind Sukhoi T-4

Hey, if Charles Lindbergh could cross the Atlantic in a primitive aircraft with no provision for forward vision, who’s to say you can’t cruise at Mach 3 without a windshield? Meet the Sukhoi T-4, simultaneously one of the most original, derivative, and bizarre Soviet X-planes.

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Military-Grade Awesome, Prototypes and Experiments, Technostalgia

Cool Nights and Hot (Lifting) Bodies

Every pixel in this image is cooler than you.

You know, because the edge of space is cold, and the friction of reentering the atmosphere causes a lot of heat. Get your minds out of the gutter, folks, and harken to the tale of the HL-10, a fantastic design from the best toyshop in all of America: the Northrop Corporation.

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