I'm a fan of wood and stainless steel.
Man dwarfed by gigantic gears he is working on for the navy, at General Electric (GE) plant in US, by Dmitri Kessel, 1942 [853 × 1280]
F-14 Tomcat [2880x1206]
The original Ford Cammer, the GAA DOHC 60 degree V-8 as used in the American M4 Sherman in WWII. 500 HP at 2800 RPM, 1000 lbs/ft torque on 80 octane gasoline. 32 valves, Aluminum block and heads, twin carburators, 1100 cubic inch displacement (18L). Originally designed for aircraft. [1024x786]
[950x720] The induction system of the P-47 Thunderbolt. The turbocharger and its complex ducting gave the P-47 its rotund barrel shape.
BB-48 West Virginia looking sharp after her refit in 1944. Her old cage masts were cut down--replaced by a sleek, sexy superstructure. Sank at Pearl, raised and rebuilt, she participated in the last surface action of battleships, the night battle at Surigao Strait. AARP in comments. [1,200 x 891]
Propaganda photo of a man hand filing reduction gears at a GE plant, 1942 by Dmitri Kessel. Probably a warship, but could be for a Victory Ship [853x1280]
[1992x888] BB-64 showing off her bows.
That is a lot of gunpowder! 16 inch projectile and full 6 bag powder charge as used by BB-61 IOWA. [900 x 600]
BB-62 New Jersey on the gun line, Vietnam, 1969[740 x 496]
Choo choo! Here comes the Pain Train! BB-62 New Jersey leads BB-63 Missouri, CGN-9 Long Beach and a Spruance. [1489x1885]
You see, my wife, she has been most vocal on the subject of the pretzel monies. Where's the money? When are you going to get the money? Why aren't you getting the money now? And so on.
The original Ford Cammer, the GAA DOHC 60 degree V-8 as used in the American M4 Sherman in WWII. 500 HP at 2800 RPM, 1000 lbs/ft torque on 80 octane gasoline. Aluminum block and heads, dry sump, twin carburators, 1100 cubic inch displacement (18L). Originally designed for aircraft. [1024x786]
I don't get it. Everyone loves rats, but they don't wanna drink the rats' milk?
[2,784 × 1,995] 1985 Artist's concept of a Soviet ballistic missile being launched from a Delta III-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine. Art was used by the Defense Intelligence Agency to educate American citizens about Soviet power without revealing satellite imagery or capabilities.
[1400 x 722] BB-48 West Virginia showing off her Measure 32 Dazzle, July 7, 1944, Puget Sound WA. Of the battleships sunk at Pearl, her modernization and refit was the most extensive. Participated in the night action at Surigao--where along with her sisters, crossed the T of IJN's Southern Force.
You know, at the beauty academy they teach us that people aren't black or white or yellow or red, but their hair can be.
[1006 x 684] Fryer, Deep, C Deck Mess, USS Missouri (BB-63) ca. 1994
0817 17 Jan, 1950: BB-63 grounded herself on an almost even keel on a sandbar within plain sight of a number of admirals of the United States Navy stationed at Hampton Roads, and similar number of high-ranking officers of the United States Army stationed at Fort Monroe.[1008 x 1280]
1972. The heart of the Porsche 917/30 Turbo-Panzer. A twin turbocharged air-cooled, mechanically fuel injected, DOHC flat 12. In qualifying trim the engine produced 1500 HP. This car utterly destroyed its competition in 1972 and led to the folding of the Can-Am sportscar series. [800x547]
[3000 x 2275] BB-57 South Dakota showing off her Mark 6 16 inch/45 caliber guns at Scapa Flow, 1943. Fed with data automatically collected and continuously computed from rangefinders and RADAR she was capable of totally automatic blind fire--a feat that no other navy in the war could accomplish.
[566 x 534] Safeguarding Humanity: Liquor company uses the occasion of the visit of HMS Hood during the Empire Cruise to advertise its Schnapps. From The Sydney Morning Herald April 10, 1924
You! Yes you! That's Right! Say hello to Ford, and General Fuckin' Motors!
My clearance habanero is 1 year old today, Minnesota.
[785 × 1023] 1967 STP Turbocar built for the Indianapolis 500 . It was powered by a Pratt and Whitney PT6 turboshaft and had 4 wheel drive.
Some very happy peppers.
I just finished cleaning these. I took these out shooting for my friend's bachelor party yesterday. A 1915 1897 take-down, a 1950 Belgian A-5, and a 1944 M1. They were crowd favorites!
[Seiko] My small collection. The 009 is getting all the wrist time nowadays.
Vittorio Veneto showing off her fine lines, 1940. Her rangefinders and other accessories have not yet been fitted. [5704 × 3640]
Played a ton of Battlefield 1942 on this bad boy and a clawhammer Athlon 64. Those were the days.
I'm telling you, I didn't do anything!
The 80 inch drivers of Union Pacific 844. An FEF-3, she was built in 1944 and featured state of the art steam technology. One of these technologies were the lightweight tandem connecting rods, made of alloy steel. The big wheels and lightweight reciprocating motion were good for 120mph [1140 x 772]
So close to my first big soul egg break! Just need to upgrade one more hab to get 50 million chickens and 5 million soul eggs! It will happen today!
Asa Phelps spent his entire life in Springfield, except for four years service in World War II and one high school day trip. He worked at the United Strut and Bracing Works as a molder’s boy, until he was replaced by a molder-matic and died.
[Seiko] Cocktail time with a twist: My 009 on a Super Oyster with an Old Grand-Dad 114 Old Fashioned
The 14 bottom John Deere plow behind a 45 HP Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. steam traction engine, 1910. It wouldn't be until the development of the high horsepower 4 wheel drive articulated tractor in the 70s and 80s that similarly sized plows were used again on farms. [800x510]
[OS] [1605x1014] Pratt and Whitney R-4360-51 VDT (Variable Discharge Turbine) prototype. The expanding gases of the 28 cylinder engine drove the CHM-2 turbocharger/jet engine to develop 4,300 horsepower+jet thrust. This turbo-compound monstrosity was the last gasp of the piston engine in aviation.
[Western Minnesota] What kind of wasp is this? It is chewing on our wooden deck railing?
Ben, I have a question.
You kids don't know what you want. That's why you're still kids, 'cause you're stupid. Just tell me what's wrong with the freakin' show!
[OS] [2793x2197] Holmden Horn Antenna. In 1965 Penzias and Wilson discovered cosmic background radiation with this antenna, adding supporting evidence to the Big Bang theory. They were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work. This design also saw extensive use for terrestrial microwave communication
Greasing the crankpin of UP-844. An FEF-3 Northern it has a 4-8-4 wheel configuration. The drivers are 80 inches (6.66 feet) in diameter, good for 80 MPH easily. UP-844 was built in 1944 and has never been retired from service. It pulls special trains today from its base in Wyoming.[1200x819] [OS]
Minneapolis Threshing Machine Co. 45 horsepower steam traction engine pulling a 14 bottom, 14 inch deep breaker plow through virgin prairie near Fullerton, North Dakota 1910 [447x550]
Bogey's air speed not sufficient for intercept. Suggest we get out and walk.
1914 Snow Engine. This engine pumped natural gas from 1914 to 1970 only shutting down for routine maintenance. It is a 4-cylinder tandem 4-stroke engine rated at 600 horsepower. Originally powered by natural gas it now runs on propane at the Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion [1920x1080] [OS]
Bought these peppers in July as seedlings and my wife potted them. They sat outside until the first Minnesota frost and I took them in and put them in a southern facing window, haven't watered in weeks. Anything I should do to help them make it through winter? Should I prune? They are so pretty!
The 80 inch drivers of Union Pacific 844. An FEF-3, she was built in 1944 and featured state of the art steam technology. One of these technologies were its lightweight tandem connecting rods, made of alloy steel. The big wheels and lightweight reciprocating motion were good for 120mph [1140 x 772]
Found beneath Burr Oak in western Minnesota. Smelled like butterscotch.
My reaction when I'm waiting for the punch line of a joke and it turns out lame.
And so we enter....endgame
I want to talk about Hans Von Seeckt in a meme-filled way and this place seems --like the Truppenamt--like the best place to clandestinely do that. My thought is to start a discussion here that would spawn good conversation in /r/warcollege or /r/credibledefense.
Brothers! My shire to Gaben now has a second monitor! It serves as a sacred tapestry graphing each each glorious CPU cycle.
EMD 710G7 V-20 Marine diesel engine. A uniflow two-stroke diesel aspirated by a mechanically assisted turbocharger. In marine applications it is rated at 5000 Horsepower@ 900 RPM [OS] [1920X1080]
Found beneath oak tree in Western MN
Keep an eye on your power supply. Glad I caught this. This transformer is gracefully failing. My board is still OK and I've got a new PSU on the way. This is 5 years use.
Found near a stream in Western Minnesota lake.
[10000X1111] [OS] Since we are posting turbine trains: Union Pacific gas turbine electric locomotive. Designed to replace steam locomotives on a 1:1 basis, (1st generation diesesls were on 4:1 basis) the GTELs were the most powerful locomotives ever built: rated at 8,500 HP burning Bunker C fuel oil