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Australian Army Replaces Land Rovers with Aussie Made Hawkei

Posted: October 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Auto News, Wiki | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Australian Army Replaces Land Rovers with Aussie Made Hawkei

Thales Hawkei to Replace Ageing Army Land Rover Fleet

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 »»»»


Wiki: Chengdu J-20 F-22 Raptor Replica

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Buster Cookson, China, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 »»»»


Wiki: Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

Posted: October 16th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite, Wiki, World First | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 »»»»


Wiki: Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor

Posted: June 6th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Fast, Faster, Fastest, Fly Your Kite, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 »»»»


Wiki: Aston Martin Lagonda

Posted: August 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Aston Martin, Blip, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 »»»»


Wiki: Ferrari 458 Italia

Posted: July 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Ferrari, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 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 »»»»


Wiki: Jensen Interceptor

Posted: May 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Blip, Jensen, Wiki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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 »»»»