The Streamline Story is often missing a couple of important links between the Teardrop Cars of the early 1920's and the mid-30's Airflows and Zephyrs.Continue
It appeared at the market almost simultaneously with its much more famous automotive namesake.
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The Compass was designed by Noel Pemberton-Billing (1881-1948), British businessman, aviator, politician and air war theoretic, founder of the famous Supermarine company.
He began to work on the Compass around 1930, but it was finally… Continue
Presented at recent Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, it is an exact replica of the 1919 Hélica built by Marcel Leyat (1885-1986), a French aircraft engineer and entrepreneur.
Monsieur Leyat built his first aeromobile prototype - the… Continue
This large aperture made available light photography a real possibility. Ermanox could do the impossible, literally!
Its story… Continue
• Ability to carry a payload of 500kg (1,102.3lb), the equivalent of three fully equipped soldiers, including arms and ammo.
Today, a really weird camera from Japan: a 35mm twin-lens reflex.
Not the first of its kind: before the war Zeiss Ikon produced the Contaflex, a 35mm TLR with intercheangable optics, a heavy, inconvenient and expensive device:
Zeiss' experiment failed, but after the war a similar scheme (with different layout) was adopted in Japan.
Let me remind…
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At his website one can find images of airplanes, ships, locomotives and armored vehicles - like this Char B1bis tank. Most of M. Bechennec's work is relevant to our genre.Browse the album or enjoy the… Continue
Golden Arrow was a land speed record racer.
Built for Major Henry Segrave to take the land speed record from Ray Keech, Golden Arrow was one of the first streamlined land speed…Continue