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Lord_k's Article – February 2013 Archive (8)

S.A.M. #78: Liner, Trainer, Fighter, Carrier

Overshadowed by more famous and spectacular German aircraft, the Siebel Si 204 boasted a distinctive Dieselpunk appearance and played at least four different roles.

Aero C-3a

Used in substantial numbers by the Luftwaffe as a light communications aircraft and crew trainer, the Siebel Si 204 was essentially a scaled-up …


Added by lord_k on February 23, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage #172: The Alfetta

New times, new rules, smaller engines...

1938 Alfa-Romeo Tipo 158 Alfetta

Sport in general and motorsport in particular was a popular method of displaying a country's abilities without taking up the arms*. With the rise of nationalistic governments in the 1930s, the desire to prove the country's worth on the track also increased. Especially in Germany and Italy…


Added by lord_k on February 22, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

S.A.M. #77: Wings of Passion (II)

A glorious pair of Lockheed monoplanes is ready to deliver your Saturday Air Mail.

Lockheed Sirius

Both were a development of Northrop-designed Lockheed Vega. Developed originally to meet a requirement of Charles Lindbergh for a low-wing monoplane of high…


Added by lord_k on February 16, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Lord K's Garage #171: Dutch Dreamcars

A little-known family of streamliners from the Netherlands - Gatford/Gatso.

1948 Gatso Roadster (Holland)

The forerunner of the postwar Gatford and Gatso sports cars was built in 1938 and called Kwik (Mercury). Two-seater, with luxurious red…


Added by lord_k on February 15, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

S.A.M. #76: High Speed Bomber

An outstanding mid-30s flying machine which became obsolete by the start of WWII

The two ANT-40 light bomber prototypes of Andrei N. Tupolev's design bureau, designed and developed by a team led by A. A. Arkhangelski, were years ahead of their time when they first flew in October 1934: the all-metal construction, enclosed cockpit and retractable…


Added by lord_k on February 9, 2013 at 6:30am — 5 Comments

Lord K's Garage #170: Silver Fish, Part 3

It's been a long time since we had an Auto Union racer in our garage. Today, Silver Fish are here again!

1936 Auto Union Typ C - Hans Stuck

Mercedes-Benz domination in Grand Prix ended with the Auto Union Typ C. It took a few years to get it right, but Ferdinand Porsche's daring design with a mid-mounted V16 finally won. It claimed many victories…


Added by lord_k on February 8, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

S.A.M. #75: A "What If" Fighter

Meet alternate history fans' darling - an unorthodox Dutch warplane built too late to fight.

Fokker D.23 in flight

The Fokker D XXIII (or D.23) single-seat fighter was unusual in employing a fore-and-aft tandem engine arrangement, Slender booms carried the tailplane. The prototype powered by two 528hp Walter Sagitta I-SR engines made its first…


Added by lord_k on February 2, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage #169: The Ultimate Bugatti

Enormous. That's the word for the greatest creation of Ettore Bugatti. Enormous dimensions. Enormous power. Enormous elegance.

Bugatti Type 41 Royale Kellner Coupe 1931 Windsor Concours of Elegance

The Bugatti Royale, also known as the Bugatti Type 41 is a luxury model car that has a wheelbase of 169.3 inches or 4.3 meters, and an…


Added by lord_k on February 1, 2013 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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