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Karl-Gerät (040) 4V

Karl-Gerät (040) 4V | VIM | Scoop.it

El "Mörser Gerät" (040/041), fue un mortero de asedio autopropulsado (Mörser) alemán de la Segunda Guerra Mundial diseñado y construido por Rheinmetall. Fue uno de los más grandes morteros autopropulsados empleados en combate.

 Se construyeron siete morteros autopropulsados, pero solamente seis fueron empleados en combate entre 1941 y 1945.

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WW2 - German Railroad guns in action - World War Two military train

Documentary about the massive railroad guns used by Germany during World War 2.
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1934Railroad Burlington Zephyr

1934Railroad Burlington Zephyr | VIM | Scoop.it

In 1934 passenger travel had moved to the automobile. Ralph Budd, president of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad needed a new train to capture the headlines. He wanted the name of the new train to begin with a "Z" because it was the "last word" in passenger service.
The name comes from The Canterbury Tales with pilgrims inspired by Zephyrus, the gentle and nurturing west wind.

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The Duchess of Hamilton at the National Railway Museum

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LMS Princess Coronation class pacific Duchess of Hamilton.

recently re-streamlined at Tyseley, She is the centerpiece of an exhibition at the National Railway Museum on the subject of thirties streamline design and is a perfect example of fine art meeting Steampunk.

I never thought I'd ever see one of these because they were all de-streamlined before I was born.

Breathtaking!

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Loading a 600mm (24-in) shell during the Warsaw uprising. 1944. Bundesarchiv

Loading a 600mm (24-in) shell during the Warsaw uprising. 1944. Bundesarchiv | VIM | Scoop.it

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Karl Morser IV Thor

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El Mörser Karl fue empleado para atacar las fortalezas soviéticas de Brest-Litovsk y Sebastopol, bombardear a los resistentes polacos en Varsovia, así como en la Batalla de las Ardenas y en el ataque al puente de Remagen.

Solamente dos Mörser sobrevivieron a la guerra, ya que los otros fueron desmantelados tras el final de esta.

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Mörser Karl Gerät 040 & Panzer IV Ammunition Carrier - The 1/6th World of Kampfgruppe von Abt

Here we witness a crew preparing the mighty Mörser Karl Gerät 040 World War II German self-propelled siege Howitzer. A Panzer IV ammunition carrier is parked...
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Karl Morser 1

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"Karl-Gerät" (040/041) (German literally "Karl-device"), also known as Thor and Mörser Karl, was a World War II German self-propelled siege mortar (Mörser) designed and built by Rheinmetall.

It was the largest self-propelled weapon to see service

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Streaker - The Green Diamond

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The Green Diamond of the Illinois Central Railroad.

It was the last streamliner built with the power car articulated with the train; future streamliners featured a matched but separable locomotive.

This train could be seen whizzing along at over 100 mph powered by a 600 hp spark ignition power plant (similar to an auto engine, but much bigger...) It represented the pinnacle of aerodynamic design for 1936.

I always thought the engine looked like it was scowling.

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1955 Alfa Romeo Bat

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The Alfa Romeo BAT is an Italian concept car.

The car originated in a joint collaboration project between Alfa Romeo and the Italian design house; Bertone that began in 1953. Of the successful project came three cars: the BAT 5 in 1953, the BAT 7 in 1954, and finally the BAT 9 in 1955

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Yessica by Qsimple

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Dutch Diesel & Atomic Punx

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