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Poland Is Pretty Convinced It Found A Buried Nazi Train, Maybe Full Of Gold

Two random guys said they’d found a long-lost Nazi train last week, buried underground at the end of World War II. Local legends said that one matching the description went missing in the closing days of the war, and it was full of plundered gold. It sounded crazy, but the Polish government said they might be onto… » 8/28/15 5:45pm Friday 5:45pm

Gaze Upon The Ghostly Remains Of The Last Airborne Aircraft Carrier

Flying aircraft carriers sound like fantasy, something you’d only see in a crappy Marvel movie. But they’re real. Or rather, were real. In the 1930s, the United States made two plane-carrying airships. This video has the remains of one, the USS Macon, lying at the depths of the Pacific Ocean. » 8/22/15 9:34am 8/22/15 9:34am

This CIA Released Film Shows The Birth Of Area 51 And The U-2 Spyplane

This video, released by the Central Intelligence Agency for historical purposes, shows us not only the U-2 spy plane’s development, but also glimpses of “Watertown Strip,” which sprung up from the desolate Groom Lake to become America’s most secretive flight test center, Area 51.… » 8/11/15 8:15pm 8/11/15 8:15pm

Things Better When Powered By Hayabusa For $1000

You’re daily double for this round is a truly beautiful soon-to-be flying replica of a race plane built by the legendary Ettore Bugatti. Not one, but two 1300 cc motorcycle engines power this sleek aviation wonder. The original aircraft never left the ground, but will its modern day look-a-like have more success?
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40 Years Ago Today The Enterprise Headed Home After Evacuating Saigon

This shot was taken exactly 40 years ago, capturing the USS Enterprise sailing back to the states after a Pacific cruise that included the evacuation of Saigon. The green CH-53s sitting on the “Big E’s” bow were hitching a ride back to the states. Those little dots in front of them?Sunbathers enjoying the breeze, seas… » 5/20/15 7:25pm 5/20/15 7:25pm

One Man’s Imperfect Quest To Build Sportbikes In America

Anytime anyone rags on one of Erik Buell’s motorcycles, I have to fight an overwhelming urge to pick them up and shake them. “Don’t you understand his story?!” I shout in my head. Not enough people do, so let’s fix that once and for all. It’ll make you appreciate the quirky, flawed genius of his motorcycles. » 5/14/15 2:39pm 5/14/15 2:39pm

The Unlikely Story of How Porsche DNA Probably Ended Up On Your Car

Porsche and the rear window wiper are inexorably linked in the annals of automotive history. And for good reason. While rear wipers were around as an accessory as far back as the 1940s, they never became commonplace. In the mid-fifties, interest picked up a bit in Italy. In 1955, Ferrari installed a pair on a 250 GT… » 5/07/15 5:11pm 5/07/15 5:11pm

Canada Celebrates Battle Of Britain With This Stunning CF-18 Hornet 

The Canadian Air Force Hornet Demo Team will be flying this beautiful CF-18 at its shows this year, painted to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. Over 100 Canadian pilots are estimated to have flown at the controls of Spitfires and Hurricanes in the battle, with 23 paying the ultimate sacrifice. » 4/07/15 8:00pm 4/07/15 8:00pm

The Time When AV-8 Harriers Deployed Aboard A Fixed-Wing Navy Carrier  

The USMC inducted the AV-8A Harrier into service in 1971 and military minds in the DoD were quickly trying to think of every way they could use the "Jump Jet's" new abilities. One of their experiments was to integrate the AV-8 into a conventional USN Carrier Air Wing. This happened during the USS Franklin D. » 3/17/15 8:13pm 3/17/15 8:13pm

XB-43 Jetmaster: The Weird History Of America's First Jet Bomber

To understand America's first jet bomber, the XB-43 Jetmaster, you have to understand the XB-42 Mixmaster, an aircraft that was equally as impressive and even more exotic. Even though neither of these amazing aircraft made it to the front lines, many of their unique innovations and lessons learned from operating them… » 3/04/15 5:08pm 3/04/15 5:08pm

Shooting Brakes: The Best, the Worst, and the Confused

I've been doing some thinking lately. Mostly along the lines of which numbers would win the lotto so I wouldn't have to work anymore. This, somewhat surprisingly, does not take up the majority of my week. So I had to find something else to think about. That thing was shooting breaks. There seems to be some confusion… » 2/24/15 2:21pm 2/24/15 2:21pm

How Bob Marley's Long Lost Land Rover Was Rescued From Certain Death

Reggae legend Bob Marley's 1977 Series III Land Rover pickup was almost as cool as the man himself. Yet it spent some thirty years waiting in vain for somebody to stir it up and satisfy its soul. See what I did there? You should also see this beautiful restoration video and how happy the truck made Marley's kids. » 2/09/15 2:16pm 2/09/15 2:16pm