All aircraft’s have a kind of majestic air to them, with their smart powerful looks and engine. However some simply stand out from the rest as vastly impressive and beautiful to look at. See below the most impressive looking aircraft’s in the world.
This turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet airliner features a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound. The Concorde has room for 92 to 128 passengers and entered service in 1976 until 2003.
‘Connie’ was produced from 1943 until 1958 in a variety of models. The Kelly Johnson creation was known first as the Constellation and then in stretched form as the Super Constellation. They were able to fly up to 5,400 miles, cruising at 295 knots/340 mpf.
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
This plane, also created by Kelly Johnson could fly higher than any other plane and evade missiles. The true capabilities of this impressive aircraft still haven’t been fully discovered. Some people suggest it exceeded 100,000 ft in altitude.
The Dassault Rafale aircraft is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation. The Rafale is equipped with a wide range of weapons and designed for a variety of messages.
This sub-sonic jet airliner is extremely beautiful to look at, elegant with perfect sweeping lines. The British-built plane was the only western airliner to ever use a rear-mounted, 4 engine configuration which was a defining feature that complimented its streamlined sleek look. Only 54 of these were ever built, being entered into airline service in 1964 but not being a success.
A single-seat, twin-engine, all weather stealth tactical fighter airplane. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor was developed for the United States Air Force, designed primarily as an air superiority fighter. It had additional capabilities such as ground attack, electronic welfare and signals intelligence roles.
The WW2 aircraft that ‘won the Battle of Britain’ is extremely well known. However most people would not know that it was originally designed as a racing plane not a fighter plane.
Learjet 8 5
This aircraft is the first Bombardier Aerospace business jet to feature a composite structure. The Learjet 85 falls between the categories of of midsize and super midsize range. The aircraft is known to have a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a transcontinental range of up to 3,000 nautical miles.
The French-built Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle is an intriguing looking aircraft. Due to the unusual rounded triangular windows and the original design of the tail, this plane had a kind of indefinable mystique which is beautiful to look at.
Piaggio Aero Avanti
This aircraft is an Italian executive transport aircraft with twin turboprop engines mounted in pusher configuration. It may be flown by one or two pilots and seats up to nine passengers it its pressurized cabin. The Piaggio P180 Avanti is designed of three-surface configuration, having a small forward wing and a conventional tail plane as well as its main wing.
Abandoned foal reunited with his comfort teddy bear
Breeze was abandoned by his mother hours after birth and was taken in by an animal sanctuary. They gave him a teddy bear in the hope that Breeze would find some comfort in its soft fur – they had no idea just how much he would bond with the teddy.
More than three years later and Breeze has grown up to be a healthy, happy horse. He was recently reunited with his old teddy for a photo calendar – and the two of them look just as happy as ever.
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8 of the strongest buildings ever built
The Public Safety Building
This building, in Salt Lake City, houses police, fire and emergency services. It has been built to withstand even the most extreme earthquakes without suffering any damage and remaining operational.
These temples, built thousands of years ago, somehow manage to withstand earthquakes as newer, presumably more advanced buildings fall to the ground.
How do they do it? It was recently discovered that a combination of heated lime and sticky rice is used as mortar, which has proven nearly indestructible.
The tallest building in China, the Shanghai tower’s twisting design allows it to reduce the friction of wind by 24%. It’s also made with less structural steel that other towers of comparable size.
Built by two architects, this dome-shaped house has already survived 4 hurricanes. The heavy concrete, combined with steel foundations, keep this building in place under the harshest weather conditions.
Cheyenne Mountain Complex.
Perhaps difficult to call a building, this complex was build by the USA during the cold war to monitor airspace. It’s buried deep into the mountain, making use of nature as fortification.
Build after World War I, Fort Knox is the most famous of all strong buildings. It has since been used to store the United States bullion depository, for which it is most well known.
One World Trade Centre.
Built on the site of the original twin towers, the One World Trade Centre is ‘the strongest office building’ ever built. It makes use of a heavy concrete foundation and heavily protected, reinforced concrete walls protecting emergency access routes.
The largest underground structure in Europe, this airbase monitored airspace. It was overrun during the Yugoslav wars, and dangerous traps were laid to prevent its future use.
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