The rotor of this Siemens 6-MW wind turbine consists of a hub on which three rotor blades are attached. Usually each individual rotor blade is mounted separately on site at sea.
However, for the demonstration project Gunfleet Sands III the full rotor with a diameter of 120 meters was lifted onto the purpose-built vessel “Sea Installer”. The 6-MW wind turbine will be available in the future as standard with 75-meter long rotor blades giving a rotor diameter of 154 meters. The smaller rotor is only used for testing.
The Tupolev Tu-95 is a large, four-engine turboprop-powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 entered service with the Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040.
A Porsche 911 being delivered in 1982 to its new owner living on a tiny Norfolk island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The offices of the Central Social Institution of Prague, Czechoslovakia with the largest vertical letter file in the world. Consisting of cabinets arranged from floor to ceiling tiers covering over 4000 square feet containing over 3000 drawers of 10 feet long.
It has electric operated elevator desks which rise, fall and move left or right at the push of a button. to stop just before drawer desired. The drawers also open and close electronically. This work, which formerly taxed 400 workers, is now done by 20 with a minimum of effort. 26th April 1937.
The aircraft was not completed by the September 1939 deadline and was put in storage prior to the German invasion of France.
The aircraft remained in storage throughout World War II. The aircraft was sold several times, and its twin Bugatti 50P engines were removed for automotive restorations.
In 1971 a restoration effort was started. The aircraft was stored by the National Museum of the United States Air Force, then transferred to the EAA Airventure Museum collection where restoration was completed, and the aircraft remains on static display.
Temporary ski-jump structure erected at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. April 30, 1958. Photo by Leslie F. Sheraton.
The most notable feature during the 1958 B.C. Centennial fair was the ski-jumping competition held in the Empire Stadium. Thousands watched the event, though most chose to view the show from outside the stadium rather than pay for a seat inside, which meant that financially the event was somewhat of a disaster.
Construction of the pavilion of the Swiss Army (Wehrhafte Schweiz), designed by Carl Fingerhuth, at the Swiss National Exhibition in 1964 in Lausanne. Photo from the Schweizerische Polierzeitung (Issue 4/64), a Swiss Construction Foremen Magazine.
The building was a symbol of defence, a physical representation of their military combining modernism and the threat of the Cold War.
Members of the British Royal Navy maneuver a tank, or “landship,” over a trench during the 1917 Battle of Cambrai, one of the first successful uses of the tank in World War I.
Jerry Hathaway from Los Angeles, USA, are the world’s leading Citroën SM restorer and specialist. His enthusiasm for the Citroën SM is unparalleled with his “race SM” which holds several speed records and is in the ‘Bonneville 200 mph Club’.
With a special version of the Maserati V6 engine equipped with twin turbos, the top speed was 202,3 mph (323,7 km/h). His “Work SM” features a very special and typical American bodywork: the pickup, built to drive around his racer.
A Supermarine Spitfire TE311 of the Royal Air Force Memorial Flight (RAFMF) piloted by Wg Cdr “Godders” Godfrey performs a “hot start” during the 2013 RAFMF Public Display Authority (PDA). Photo by SAC Graham Taylor.
The Spitfire played a major part in achieving ultimate victory in World War Two and truly deserves its place as probably the most successful fighter design ever, and certainly as the most famous and charismatic of all time.
This image was a winner in the RAF Photographic Competition 2013.
The Grand Park Towers, Moscow, Russia, 2009, as seen by German photographer Frank Herfort, who travelled the past years through former Soviet countries and photographed modern, post-Soviet structures and buildings he saw on his way and combined these in the photo series “Imperial Pomp: Post Soviet Highrise”.