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|Construction of these factory buildings began in 1937, as a result of a business partnership between Sir Maurice Denny, Managing Director of the Dumbarton firm Denny Shipbuilders, and Robert Blackburn, of Yorkshire's Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company. The site on which the factory stood was called Barge Park; completed machines would be taken across the River Clyde by barge to Abbotsinch ai...||01/29/2010||727|
|Famous and impressive church in Yorkshire.||09/08/2007||538|
|The Blackburn Buccaneer was a British attack aircraft serving with the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force. It was widely regarded as one of the finest low-level strike aircraft of its day.|
The aircraft is is good condition and carries a dummy laser designator and ECM pod on the wings. the engine intakes and exhausts are blocked by plexiglass that has frosted a little making it ha...
|XK526 stands as a reminder of Honington's past, when the Buccaneer OCU was stationed here. She looks more like a plastic mockup than a real aircraft though, with high gloss paintscheme and a black-painted canopy. ||09/19/2007||413|
|Hoghton Tower is a large fortified house on a hilltop between Preston and Blackburn. It was built around a medieval pele tower, which originally stood between the inner and outer courtyards of the present house. The ancestral home of the de Hoghton family since the Norman Conquest, Hoghton Tower is one of the most dramatic-looking houses in the North of England.||03/09/2006||431|
|Type: De Havilland Australia Vampire T35 (DH-115)|
The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire was a British jet-engined fighter of the Second World War, the second jet-powered aircraft commissioned by the Royal Air Force during the War (the first being the Gloster Meteor), although it was not used in combat. The Vampire served with front li...
|The Fleet Air Arm Museum's XK488 was the first thing any visitor there saw as she used to be positioned outside the museum entrance. However, she's now been moved to the storage hangar and is due some TLC. Wearing the blue and white NA.39 prototype scheme, the long nose probe also gives you a good idea as to this aircraft's use in development - in fact, she was the third prototype and was assig...||09/19/2007||494|
|Unlike certain other governments, the South Africans know a bit of history when they see it and have preserved all the Buccaneers that were left when they were finally retired! Above is 412, mounted on a plinth outside the living quarters at the Waterkloof base that was home to the Buccaneers of 24 squadron. Initially 412 was mounted with gear down, banked to one side and in a nose-down attitud...||09/19/2007||493|
|The First Battle of Bull Run, referred to as the First Battle of Manassas in the South, (July 21, 1861), was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. (The difference in the two names results from the difference in naming conventions used by each side in the war. Confederates named battles for the nearest town or city; the Union named battles for the nearest physiographical feature...||10/22/2005||945|