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dequalized · 4 months ago
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The Porsche 906 Carrera 6 of Taormina/Tacci during the 1969 Targa Florio.
The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held in the mountains of Sicily near the island's capital of Palermo. Founded in 1906, it was the oldest sports car racing event, part of the World Sportscar Championship between 1955 and 1973. 
After 1973, it was a national sports car event until it was discontinued in 1977 due to safety concerns.
Photo by F. & G. Scafidi.
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dequalized · 6 months ago
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The 1917 Hudson Super Six 'Special' and its crew at the loading dock of the factory. The brand new car is ready to be shipped for its first demonstration.
Original photo via Philadelphia Free Library. Manually colored by Imbued by Hues.
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dequalized · 8 months ago
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A Dutch Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, photographed by Jan Dijkstra.
The F-35 is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities.
The program has drawn much scrutiny and criticism for its unprecedented size, complexity, ballooning costs, and much-delayed deliveries.
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dequalized · 8 months ago
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The FRAC in Dunkerque houses regionally assembled public collections of contemporary art. Lacaton & Vassal created a double of the existing old boat warehouse next to it, with a light and bioclimatic prefabricated envelope.
Photo by Belgian architect & photographer Fréderic Louis.
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dequalized · 8 months ago
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The Nossa Senhora da Graça Fort, known historically as La Lippe, is an eighteenth century fort in the village of Alcáçova, Portugal.
It stands in a dominant and strategic position on the Monte da Graça (Hill of Grace) and forms part of the Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications, which was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2012.
Photo via Overview and Maxar Technologies.
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dequalized · 8 months ago
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The ATLAS-I (Air Force Weapons Lab Transmission-Line Aircraft Simulator) test facility with a Boeing B-52 in test position.
Better known as Trestle, it was the codename for a unique electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generation and testing apparatus built between 1972 and 1980 during the Cold War at Sandia National Laboratories near Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
ATLAS-I was the largest NNEMP (Non-Nuclear Electromagnetic Pulse) generator in the world, designed to test the radiation hardening of strategic aircraft systems against EMP pulses from nuclear warfare. Built at a cost of $60 million, it was composed of two parts: a pair of powerful Marx generators capable of simulating the electromagnetic pulse effects of a high-altitude nuclear explosion (HANE) of the type expected during a nuclear war, and a giant wooden trestle built in a bowl-shaped arroyo, designed to elevate the test aircraft above ground interference and orient it below the pulse in a similar manner to what would be seen in mid-air.
Trestle is the world's largest structure composed entirely of wood and glue laminate.
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dequalized · 10 months ago
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Air battle above the Kuban River in the USSR of Soviet MiG-3 and Yak-9 fighters against a German Junkers Ju-88 bomber.
The air battle in the Kuban – a series of large-scale air battles against the Soviet Air Force Luftwaffe in April – June 1943 over the River Kuban and Taman Peninsula and Novorossiysk during the Great Patriotic War, in order to capture the strategic air supremacy over bridgehead of German troops in the Kuban. In Soviet historiography considered as part of the Battle of the Caucasus.
Photo was taken around April - June 1943. Source and photographer unknown.
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dequalized · a year ago
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A Soviet’s take on modernist architecture: the Druzhba Sanatorium in Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine). Designed by architect Igor Vasilevsky and Yuriy Stefanchuk in the 80s.
Photographed by Frédéric Chaubin, who published a recommended book about communist architecture.
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dequalized · a year ago
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Giant parachutes collapse as their load of Humvees hit the ground during a joint operational access exercise on the Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA. 
Paratroopers will descend once the heavy equipment is safely on the ground. 
Photographed by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod in February, 2013.
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dequalized · a year ago
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Cars are seen parked outside houses in Halsted Street, Chicago, 1978.
Photo by American photographer Wayne Sorce (1946-2015). Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Gallery.
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dequalized · a year ago
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A Saturn 5 third stage (S-IVB), as used during the Apollo-missions, being prepped for integration. The Saturn rocket consisted of a 3-stage launching system. While the first and second stage of the launch vehicle dropped back to Earth after launch, the third stage (S-IVB) was used to propel the docked Apollo Command Module and Lunar Module from Earth orbit into a lunar trajectory. The spent rocket booster then separated from the Command Module and later impacted the moon.
Photo by NASA.
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dequalized · a year ago
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An abandoned potato sorting station near Krasnosilka, Ukraine with a unusual, cantilevered design. The concrete block at the end forms the counterweight of the structure, creating the impression it floats over the fields.
Photographer unknown.
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dequalized · a year ago
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Shadows are cast beneath the Brooklyn Bridge, seen from a stable roof, on May 6, 1918. Photo by Eugene de Salignac/NYC Municipal Archives.
He was a municipal photographer for the NYC Department of Bridges (later the Department of Plant & Structures) and documented the creation of the city’s modern infrastructure.
In his lifetime de Salignac's work was little seen outside of New York City government. After his death in 1943 his name was forgotten, and his negatives uncatalogued and buried in the NYC Municipal Archives. They were only recently rediscovered.
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dequalized · a year ago
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Vladimir Lagrange’s rural scene, USSR, 1960s. The quasi thaw in Soviet politics led to a thaw in photography, as well. The official propaganda shots faded into the background and were replaced by vivid moments of real life.
The photographer witnessed an entire era of Soviet life. Waxing lyrical about everyday life, he refused to take any staged shots.
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dequalized · 2 years ago
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Driver Kvasnička racing over the cobblestones with his sidecar at the Zbraslav - Jíloviště race in 1963, with the passenger's head close to the curb.
Photo by Jaroslava Sejka.
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dequalized · 2 years ago
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The Project 941 or Akula class submarine (NATO reporting name: Typhoon) is a type of nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine deployed by the Soviet Navy in the 1980s. With a submerged displacement of 48,000 tonnes, the Typhoons are the largest submarines ever built, able to accommodate comfortable living facilities for the crew when submerged for a maximum of 120 days in normal conditions.
Human for scale on photo. Photo source and photographer: unknown.
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dequalized · 2 years ago
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Major-General Gerald Lloyd-Verney, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7th Armoured Division, enters Ghent in his armoured Staghound car. September 8th, 1944.
Original photo by Sgt. Johnson, No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, colourised by Richard James Molloy.
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