Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Auto News, Wiki | Tags: Australian Defence Force, Bushmaster Wiki, Land Rover, Thales | Comments Off on Australian Army Replaces Land Rovers with Aussie Made Hawkei
Australia’s revitalised Federal Government has announced it’s spend $1.3 billion on new LPMVs -Light Protected Mobility Vehicles – for the Army.
The new LPMV, named Hawkei, will be manufactured by Thales Australia, which also makes the larger Bushmaster armoured personnel carrier, in Bendigo :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Blip, Buster Cookson, China, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: Aviation News, Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group, Chengdu J-20, china, Chinese, Destinys Mother, F-22 Raptor, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, J-XX, J20, Jian-20, MiG-29, People's Liberation Army Air Force, PLAAF, Republic of Korea Air Force, Russian Jet Fighter, Stealth Fighter, Su-27, Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, T-50 | Comments Off on Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica
The Chengdu J-20 [Jian-20 literally Annihilator-Twenty] is a purported fifth generation, stealth, twin-engine fighter aircraft prototype developed by Chengdu Aircraft Industry Group for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force [PLAAF] In late 2010, the J-20 underwent high speed taxiing tests. The J-20 made its first flight on 11 January 2011. General He Weirong, Deputy Commander of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force said in November 2009 that he expected the J-20 to be operational in 2017–2019 :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 16th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, Wiki, World First | Tags: Admiral Richard C. Macke, ANS, Astro-Inertial Navigation System, Ben Rich, Blackbird, Central Intelligence Agency, Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, ELINT, F-117, J58, Jet, Lockheed SR-71, M-21, Mach 3, NASA, Nortronics, Pratt & Whitney J58-P4, Pratt and Whitney, Senator John Glenn, Skunk Works, SLAR, Spy Plane, SR-71, SR-71A, SR-71B, SR-71C, Stealth, Titanium, U-2, U.S. Air Force, USAF, YF-12 | Comments Off on Wiki: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Anyone with an interest in man-made-machinery, older than 30, has to have some space in their mind that allows a smile at the thought of the Blackbird, it is one of those machines that was just done to perfection. Blackbird was instigated for possibly all the wrong reason, regardless, it’s design alone puts this creation in a category of it’s own :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: F-22, F-22 Raptor, F-22A, F-22B, F/A-22, FB-22, J-20, Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, Naval F-22 variant, PAK FA T-50, Sukhoi PAK FA T-50, T-50, The Lockheed/Boeing/General Dynamics YF-22, YF-22 | Comments Off on Wiki: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
The Lockheed Martin/Boeing F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 9th, 2009 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Aston Martin, Blip, Wiki | Tags: Ason Martin GT4, Aston Martin Cygnet, Aston Martin DB, Aston Martin Lagonda Limited, Aston Martin Racing, Aston Martin Rapide, Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Aston Martin Vantage, Aston Martin Virage/Virage Volante, Aston Martin Zagato, Bamford & Martin, David Brown, David Richards, DB, Ford, Lagonda, Le Mans, Lionel Martin, Newport Pagnell, Premier Automotive Group, Prodrive, Robert Bamford, Victor Gauntlett, Wiki, William Willson | Comments Off on Wiki: Aston Martin Lagonda
Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, based in Gaydon, Warwickshire. As with all great endeavors there are successes and challenges. What makes Aston Martin such a great marquee is that even though the challenges always seemed to outweigh the successes, the product was always notable. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: July 9th, 2009 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Ferrari, Wiki | Tags: 458 Challenge, 458 Italia, 458 Italia GTC, 458 Spider, F430, Ferrari, Ferrari 250LM, Ferrari 458 Italia, Frankfurt Motor Show, Le Mans, Pininfarina | Comments Off on Wiki: Ferrari 458 Italia
Due For Release at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, September 2009.
The first road-going, mid-engined Ferrari was the 250LM, produced to win Le Mans in 1965, but the 1966 Dino was really the first of the rear-engined models that have since become the most popular cars ever built by the prancing horse. Forty-three years on, Ferrari is replacing the current incarnation of the breed, its six-year-old F430, with a brand new car, the 458 Italia, which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 9th, 2009 | Author: Buster Cookson | Filed under: Blip, Jensen, Wiki | Tags: Brasinca Uirapuru, CPP Global Holdings, Cropredy Bridge, Healey Sports Cars Switzerland, HSCS, Jensen, Jensen Coupé, Jensen FF, Jensen Interceptor, Jensen International Automotive, Jensen S4, Mark I, Mark II, Mark III | Comments Off on Wiki: Jensen Interceptor
The Jensen Interceptor was a sporting GT-class car hand-built in the United Kingdom by Jensen Motors between 1966 and 1976. The Interceptor name had been used previously by Jensen for an earlier car made between 1950 and 1957. The car broke with Jensen tradition by having a steel bodyshell instead of glass-reinforced plastic and by having the body designed by an outside firm, Carrozzeria Touring of Italy, rather than the in-house staff. The early bodies were Italian-built, by Vignale, before production by Jensen themselves began – with subtle body modifications – in West Bromwich. Read the full article »»»»