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What appears to be some normal-sized machine cropped and pasted onto a skyline is actually a gigantic machinized monstrosity designed for excavation by some Germans. Those things that look like saw teeth big enough to cut down the Empire State Building are actually buckets, each of which could pretty much scoop up your whole house.

This is a bucket-wheel excavator, one of the largest mobile machines in the world and is used in surface mining. It can dig a hole the length of a football field 25 meters deep in one day. Imagine what it is doing to the surface of Earth.

One more airline disaster. This one occurred with TransAsia 3 minutes after takeoff.

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One more airline disaster. This one occurred with TransAsia 3 minutes after…

The Boeing Flying Fortress. The young men were given 300 hours of intensive training before being deployed to action. The initial rejection rate of applicants was Less than perfect eyesight was a major cause of rejection.

On 13 Jan in 1942, Helmut Schenk, became the first person to escape from a stricken aircraft with an ejection seat, after his control surfaces iced up and became inoperable at 7,875 feet over Rechlin, Germany.

Pilot error caused a U. Air Force Thunderbirds to crash shortly after takeoff at an air show Sept. at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The pilot ejects seconds before the jet hits the ground and lived to fly another day.

Tanks And Wanks — planecolours:   World War 1 fighter planes

World War 1 fighter planes. It's interesting that the American plane has a swastika symbol on the side.Of course, this is before the symbol lived in infamy.<<The swastika is actually a The symbol of the infantry was a swastika until 1939

Ralph"Kidd"Hofer  a athlete and Golden Gloves boxer volunteered for service in the RCAF before USA entered the war."Kidd" was also one of the top strafers in the 8th Air Force with 15 enemy aircraft destroyed on the ground. Hofer got his last air-to-air kill on May 28, 1944 8th Air Force  On a mission to Budapest, Hungary Kidd went missing in the huge air battle over the capitol city. Hofer, flying a borrowed airplane, was last seen as his squadron was being attacked by a superior force Me…

Lt Kid Hofer with his dog and artwork Salem Representative. The BBC news article reported that Lt Hofer would fly over the airbase with the dog in the cockpit and duck down so it looked like the dog was flying the plane.

El Macchi C.200 Saetta (Flecha) era un combatiente de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, los aviones de combate / bombardero construido por Aeronautica Macchi en Italia, y se utiliza en diversas formas a lo largo de la Regia Aeronautica (Fuerza Aérea Italiana) .:

The Macchi Saetta ( Arrow) was a World War II fighter, fighter /bomber aircraft built by Aeronautica Macchi in Italy, and used in various forms throughout the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Air Force).

Hungarian fighters Re.2000 Heja from the 1/1 Fighter Squadron 'Dongo' ('Wasp') at the airport.

Hungarian fighters Heja from the Fighter Squadron 'Dongo' ('Wasp') at the airport.

Hungarian Air Force’s Fiat CR.32 with the insignias proposed late 1941 and finally approved and adopted on 12 March 1942. Hence this photo is after this date when this model of Italian fighter were already outdated and switched to non-active duties.

Hungarian Air Force’s Fiat with the insignias proposed late 1941 and finally approved and adopted on 12 March Hence this photo is after this date when this model of Italian fighter were already outdated and switched to non-active duties.

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