Va-3 (1941)
A early-war creation of the obscure Vadik design bureau, this Soviet fighter was fragile and suffered from poor handling. It did not fare well against German Bf-109s and Fw-190s in limited combat trials. Borrowed some construction techniques from lend-lease Hawker Hurricanes, with a wood and linen covered Warren truss fuselage.
Armament: 4 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns

Va-3 (1941)

A early-war creation of the obscure Vadik design bureau, this Soviet fighter was fragile and suffered from poor handling. It did not fare well against German Bf-109s and Fw-190s in limited combat trials. Borrowed some construction techniques from lend-lease Hawker Hurricanes, with a wood and linen covered Warren truss fuselage.

Armament: 4 x 7.62 mm ShKAS machine guns

Douglas XTB2D Skypirate (1945)

A late-war US torpedo bomber, developed too late to see service. Only two prototypes were built. Two contra-rotating propellers.

Douglas XTB2D Skypirate (1945)

A late-war US torpedo bomber, developed too late to see service. Only two prototypes were built. Two contra-rotating propellers.

MiG-3 sketch

MiG-3 sketch

Some warbird sketches, just messing around trying to figure out aircraft anatomy, what details make a plane look like a plane.

Some warbird sketches, just messing around trying to figure out aircraft anatomy, what details make a plane look like a plane.

retrowar:

B-17E

retrowar:

B-17E

Grumman F-14D from the National Naval Aviation Museum.

The museum’s F-14 flew the last combat mission of the Tomcat.

Also, that rear cross section is weird as hell. Never imagined it that thin.

Photos taken during my visit in January 2014.

Boeing F4B-4 from the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Photos taken during my visit in January 2014.

The naval version of the P-12. The museum’s example was converted from a P-12E.

antiquark2:

1-80 sec at f - 5.6_222 mm_ISO 1000.jpg (by jokecr)
Space shuttle hatch.

antiquark2:

1-80 sec at f - 5.6_222 mm_ISO 1000.jpg (by jokecr)

Space shuttle hatch.

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