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Northern Paladin
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 07:47 PM
Post pictures of your favorite military craft/vehicle.

Stig NHF
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 08:01 PM
http://www.achtungpanzer.com/images/panter6.jpg

:icon_bigg

Xanthochroid
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 08:16 PM
Do tanks count as crafts...? :icon1: I thought it has to fly or float in order to be a craft... :scratch:

Constantinus
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 08:17 PM
The U Boot, but I'm too lazy to look for pics. I love how it sank all those english ships.

Northern Paladin
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 08:57 PM
Do tanks count as crafts...? :icon1: I thought it has to fly or float in order to be a craft... :scratch:


Yes tanks count. I changed it to craft/vehicle. Planes,ships,boats,vehicles,tanks ect all count.

My two favorite are the F-22 Raptor and The SR-71 Blackbird. The SR-71 is one of the fastest planes ever built. Can go faster than Mach 3 or 2200mph+.


On September 1, 1974 Major James V. Sullivan, 37 (pilot) and Noel F. Widdifield, 33 (reconnaissance systems officer) (photo inset), flashed across the starting line (radar gates in New York) at approximately 80,000 feet and speed in excess of 2,000 miles per hour. Exactly 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds later, they had set a new world speed record from New York to London England.

USS Dixiecrat
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:07 PM
LOL (http://www.lacomodels.se/bilder/bilar/laco_rio/64P.jpg)

Constantinus
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:10 PM
Now that was a sweet automobile.

USS Dixiecrat
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:26 PM
Yeah, I'd give a finger to own that car. The real one though. :biggrin:

Constantinus
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:30 PM
This thing makes the batmobile look like some car from the gay pride parade.

USS Dixiecrat
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:31 PM
Here's another good one. (http://www.irtc.org/ftp/pub/stills/2004-02-29/jwebaron.jpg)

USS Dixiecrat
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:33 PM
This is probably one of of the most beautiful aircrafts ever to fly :) (http://www.aoqz76.dsl.pipex.com/Web%20Page%20Components/Wallpaper/Planes/Twin%20Spitfire.jpg)

Constantinus
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 09:33 PM
Oh man he shot down like 50 englishmen. Bet their precious Empire wasn't able to save them when they crashed to their deaths. hehehe

Xanthochroid
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 10:29 PM
http://www.prometheus-imports.com/chariot-roman-mb-hl.jpg
http://web.carroll.edu/msmillie/foodilap/roman%20in%20chariot.jpg
http://www.soldiers-russia.com/new_soldiers/roman_empire/chariot_gallic_l.JPG

Nothing beats this traditional vehicle... :laugh: ;)

Folkvang
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 10:47 PM
+1 for the chariot

I've always liked the way these planes have looked. I think it's the eliptical wings and painting.


http://www.world-war-2.info/images/ac_17_2.jpg

And, for one reason or another, I've always loved this little fellow.

http://www.worldwar2aces.com/kingtiger-lagleize-a.jpg

Constantinus
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 10:55 PM
I'm waiting for the first longboat to be posted...

Draugr
Thursday, February 3rd, 2005, 11:35 PM
Here's a couple from the good old days, straight up cavalry no sissy chariots.

Eiserner Adler
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 01:22 PM
I'm waiting for the first longboat to be posted
The first pic is of the KM Bismarck fireing the salvoes (it only took 3)
that sunk the Hood (the largest warship in the world for 20 years until the Bismarck was commisioned) on 24 May, 1941; 1400 British sailors went down in under 3 mintues. (By contrast it took 3 dozen British ships 5000 salvoes over 75 minutes plus several torpedo bomber attacks to sink the crippled Bismarck which had a stuck rudder and was goeing in circles and was not able to return fire after all of her guns were eventually silenced by direct hits, this occured on 27 May.)
www.kbismarck.com

Lundi
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 01:42 PM
The good old timber boats of old never fail :viking1:

http://www.visualparadox.com/images/no-linking-allowed-/vikingship800.jpg

Mr_Kurtz
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 03:49 PM
I wondered when it was I'd get around to my first posting. This is a subject near and dear to my heart as it's a line of work that runs in my family. My Father was an avionics engineer who worked for,(Amongst others): Sikorski, Ford Aviation and Boeing on such projects as the Apache Helicopter and the F-111. However, my favorite isn't one of Dad's toys but one of the more well-known models from Boeing... The B-52. What a sexy beast she is, even after 50 years of service she still gives me the chills to see her in action.

Eiserner Adler
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 04:01 PM
http://www.world-war-2.info/images/ac_17_2.jpg

Gee, this machine and the B-52 sure did do alot to help further the cause of Nordish Preservation. NOT. To Mr Kurtz, I have seen B52's fly over a few times and I kind of know what you mean about the feeling but it is nothing like seeing a B2 flyover in person, now that is really something. Regardless of the causes that it bombs for, an amazing machine of Jack Northrop's firm, almost 100% white technology no doubt. Every June one comes to the West Bend, WI airshow. It flies from SAC headquarters in Kansas, does a few laps of the airshow for like 5 minutes and then flies all the way back nonstop, all on taxpayer money. It flies right over my house at very low altitude on it's way there and back. The West Bend field is so small that jets cannot land there at all, there was an F16 last year and it had to fly from Milwaukee and back. Couldv'e gotten a 40 minute flight on a B25 for 350 dollars, (I have seen more B25's in person than any other warbird, usually at EAA at Oshkosh) all they guys who actually bought the flight were like 80 and wearing their old USAAF hats.

Dan Dare
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 05:30 PM
Every U-boat captain’s worst nightmare... Das fliegende Stachelschwein ...


http://www.airforce.forces.gc.ca/equip/grfx/equip_gallery/historic_gallery/wallpaper/sunderld.jpg

Draco
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 06:09 PM
http://www.todo-aviones.com.ar/aleman/ju87/ju-87_stuka3.jpg

http://www.photohome.com/pictures/aircraft-pictures/helicopters/ah-64-apache-1a.jpg

http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/m1a2-001.jpg

I briefly drove one of those on a field exercise, very powerful, nothing like the M113 we used. Even the crappy Bradley was better than the even crappier M113 we were assigned.

Eiserner Adler
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 06:13 PM
http://www.photohome.com/pictures/aircraft-pictures/helicopters/ah-64-apache-1a.jpg

Maybe the only decent invention by a Slav ever.

NorwegianFury
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 06:34 PM
http://www.mskazel.de/Download/koenigstiger-14.jpg

USS Dixiecrat
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 07:26 PM
The Yamato. Yeah it was a Jap ship, but it was huge, and should be drooled over anyway.

ONE (http://wmilitary.neurok.ru/ijn/yamato-f.gif)

TWO (http://211.155.23.140/biku/weapons/japother/yamato-2.jpg)

THREE (http://www.waffenhq.de/schiffe/yamato-01.jpg)

Xanthochroid
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 08:29 PM
http://www.centennialofflight.gov/essay/Lighter_than_air/zeppelin/LTA8G8.gif
http://www.2and2.net/Uploads/Images/hidenburgwalney.jpg
This was a great craft for a while.

Untill this happened... :speechles
http://www.nlhs.com/images/hindenburg/big_hindenburg_explodes_over_lakehurst.j pg

Erlingr Hárbarđarson
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Two goats, two wheels and one ginger-haired legend is the only way to seek any bloods to honour the Allfather...

http://www.mythographica.fsnet.co.uk/images/n/chariot.jpg


Sleipnir is my choosing for a battle step:

http://www.walaskjalf-sippe.de/assets/images/gott_9.jpg

http://odinsklinge.com/odinsklinge/media/Stoffdruck720152-Sleipnir.jpg

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images1/odin_sleipnir2_op.jpg

All of yours stand no chance to survive and this is fact.

SouthernBoy
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 11:06 PM
Two goats, two wheels and one ginger-haired legend is the only way to seek any bloods to honour the Allfather...

http://www.mythographica.fsnet.co.uk/images/n/chariot.jpg


Sleipnir is my choosing for a battle step:

http://www.walaskjalf-sippe.de/assets/images/gott_9.jpg

http://odinsklinge.com/odinsklinge/media/Stoffdruck720152-Sleipnir.jpg

http://www.wilsonsalmanac.com/images1/odin_sleipnir2_op.jpg

All of yours stand no chance to survive and this is fact.
I would put a saddle on Fenrir, but if the Aesir can't I guess I should stick to the horse. :rofl:

Constantinus
Friday, February 4th, 2005, 11:11 PM
How about that big mean boar, gullinburstil or so (forgot its exact name). Boars scare horses.

Draugr
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 12:21 AM
How about a Trireme, like the ones that kicked the s**t out of Xerxes navy?
Three rows of oarmen for some major ramming power with the bronze.

Erlingr Hárbarđarson
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 01:06 AM
How about that big mean boar, gullinburstil or so (forgot its exact name). Boars scare horses. hehe, I believe you are speaking of one of Frřys sacred boars, Slidrugtanni og Gullinbursti. Twas said that Gullinburstis whiskers could lighten up the dark, hence his name means something like gold-bristled when in english...

Constantinus
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 01:09 AM
hehe, I believe you are speaking of one of Frřys sacred boars, Slidrugtanni og Gullinbursti. Twas said that Gullinburstis whiskers could lighten up the dark, hence his name means something like gold-bristled when in english...

That's the one yes. A metal boar would kick the ass of a six legged horse.

Náttfari
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 01:18 AM
Besides Sleipnir or Ţór's chariot I'd have to say the Hindenburg, to bad how it went down though.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ae/Hindenburg.jpg

But, let us not forget this mighty one!

http://vestrusvikingships.vikingagevessels.org/images/Islendingur.jpg

Constantinus
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 01:24 AM
Hindenburg wasn't a military craft.

Náttfari
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 01:29 AM
Hindenburg wasn't a military craft.

Oops! :redface: But many airships like that were used as military crafts.

m00sey
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:55 AM
Maybe the only decent invention by a Slav ever.
Not quite. Remember that Focke and Flettner developed working helicopters before Sikorsky.

m00sey
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 12:56 PM
Hearing of the Bismarck reminded me of this amazing machine

Eiserner Adler
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 01:36 PM
Not quite. Remember that Focke and Flettner developed working helicopters before Sikorsky.

True yes, but unless I am mistaken, the helicopters of today are not direct decendants of those machines. Sirkorsky perfected the control and stability of the helicopter and developed the basic layout of the machines which we know today. He designed a helicopter that was practical enough and safe enough to be mass produced.

cosmocreator
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:02 PM
I think these are pretty neat.

http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3314&stc=1

Eiserner Adler
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:05 PM
I think these are pretty neat.

http://www.forums.skadi.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3314&stc=1

As I mentioned earlier, I have seen one at an air show and they fly right over my house to and from the show at about 500 feet every year.
I wonder what happened to the one that crashed in Kosovo.

Xanthochroid
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:18 PM
I wonder what happened to the one that crashed in Kosovo.
Some serb is probably using it as a coffee table or something...

Lissu
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:19 PM
T-34 was a very good tank.

http://guns.connect.fi/gow/t34drive.jpg

But usually small and simple is the best:

http://www.winterwar.com/Weapons/FinAT/molotovcocktail.jpg







:biggrin:

Nightmare_Gbg
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:40 PM
Hearing of the Bismarck reminded me of this amazing machine
I got a softspot for the swordfish too.

Nightmare_Gbg
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:48 PM
My favorite i the FW-190.The only true multipurpouse fighter in the Luftwaffe i.m.o.Depicted are FW-190's from JG-26.

Rehnskiöld
Saturday, February 5th, 2005, 10:53 PM
This is the beutifull swedish warship Enigheten isn't it marvelous?

Lundi
Monday, February 7th, 2005, 11:16 AM
But, let us not forget this mighty one!

http://vestrusvikingships.vikingagevessels.org/images/Islendingur.jpg

ooo that's even better then the one I posted :viking1: , love the extra touch with the flag, just beautiful :icon_razz

Jack
Monday, February 7th, 2005, 10:33 PM
http://202.84.17.11/mil/wqdg/airforce/fighter/su-35/su35_4f.jpg

Sukhoi 35 ;)

cosmocreator
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 02:48 AM
ooo that's even better then the one I posted :viking1: , love the extra touch with the flag, just beautiful :icon_razz


The Canadian flag? :laugh:

Lundi
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 10:25 AM
The Canadian flag? :laugh:

Of course brother :biggrin:

Mistress Klaus
Tuesday, February 8th, 2005, 12:28 PM
:viking3: STUKA! STUKA!

Also the Me-262.