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Frecce Tricolori - Pilots Talk of Their Love of Flying - June 1988.

Frecce Tricolori - Pilots Talk of Their Love of Flying - June

A B-17 bomber Group 483º 's flying virtually no cabin after its front section exploded by a direct impact of Flak 88 mm, while bomb Budapest, Hungary, on July 14, 1944. This dramatic photo was made by crew members of another Boeing, soon after the explosion, which killed both pilots instantly. The aircraft flew in a straight line for 40 seconds, then turned and went to the floor. Five other crew members managed to jump and became prisoners.

Fortress “Mizpah” took a direct AAA hit in the nose on mission to Budapest, 14 Jul 2 were killed instantly but the pilot held her level long enough for crew to get out & become POW's. The aircraft crashed near Dunavecse, Hungary "Mizpah

Black-and-white photo of a B-52 inflight with its vertical stabilizer sheared off. B-52H (61-0023), configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after itsvertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January 1964. The aircraft landed safely

configured at the time as a testbed to investigate structural failures, still flying after its vertical stabilizer sheared off in severe turbulence on 10 January The aircraft eventually landed safely and remained in service until

A B17 after it collided midair with another B17

could absorb a lot of damage and continue to fly, this is a G model. Really, a superfortress.

“i fly through the valley of death, i shall fear no evil. for i am at 80,000 feet and climbing”

“i fly through the valley of death, i shall fear no evil. for i am at feet and climbing”

This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.

This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.

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The future: the US Navy lands fighter jet sized drone on aircraft carrier for the first time - amazing day for aviation, July, 2013

Exact moment of going Mach 1

Check out these amazing pictures of airplanes breaking the sound barrier. In order to officially break the sound barrier, airplanes must fly at over 768 mph!

Random Inspiration 84 | Architecture, Cars, Girls, Style & Gear

Random Inspiration 84

art, design, tech, fashion & all things beautiful and weird

07 Apr 45: "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German Bf-109s to attack Allied bombers with the intent of ramming into them, aiming for either the tail, engines or cockpit, bailing out either before or after collision. While only 15 Allied bombers are attacked in this manner, eight are successfully destroyed. Most of the German pilots died, without inflicting the harm to the relentless Allied bombing campaign that had been hoped. #WWII #History

07 Apr "Sonderkommando Elbe" sends 180 German to attack Allied…

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