Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a tactical bomber long-range subsonic operated by U.S. Air Force (USAF) since 1955.

The contract for its development was signed on June 5, 1946. The Boeing B-52 went through several stages of design, from a six-engine turboprop aircraft until the final prototype YB-52, with eight turbojet engines. The aircraft made its first flight on April 15 1952 with Tex Johnston as pilot.

Built to carry nuclear weapons during the Cold War, the B-52 Stratofortress replaced the Convair B-36. Although a veteran of several wars, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress used only conventional munitions in actual combat. With the wider range of weapons of any contemporary bomber, the B-52 supports up to 32,000 kg in armaments.

The USAF maintains the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress in active service since 1955, initially with the Tactical Air Command (SAC), with all aircraft absorbed by Air Combat Command (ACC) in 1992. Its superior performance at high subsonic speeds and low operating costs helped the B-52 to remain in service despite proposals to replace it by the Bombers XB-70 Valkyrie, B-1B Lancer and stealthy B-2 Spirit. In January 2005, the B-52 became the second aircraft, after the British Canberra to celebrate 50 years of continual service. Only five aircrafts completed 50 years of continual service: the Boeing B-52, Canberra, the Tupolev Tu-95, C-130 Hercules and KC-135 Stratotanker.

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Nike logo
The Nike brand has become a myth of fashion and modern industry, once produced shoes and today produces shoes, desires and sense of victory. In the 60s, the former athlete Phil Knight, in his project of MBA at Stanford University, had the idea of importing shoes produced in Japan with cheap labor in an attempt to gain market share dominated by German brand adidas.
The first models of running shoes were produced by "Tiger" and sold by the company "Blue Ribbon Sports" Bill Bowerman, Phil Knight coach, had the idea to modify the model by injecting a padded inside and a stronger rubber on the sole, which created a new project of sneakers that fell like the athletes.

In 1971, the graphic designer Carolyn Davidson designed the company logo for $ 35, the name "Nike" was suggested by former player Jeff Johnson, referring to the Greek goddess of victory.

Nike Air
In 1972, Canada was the first country to receive Nike products in 1978, Nike shoes began to be sold in South America and Europe. In 1982, Nike began sponsoring soccer team Paris Saint-Germain. In 1994, besides producing shoes, Nike became a major sponsor of athletes and sporting events.

Nike's world headquarters is located in the city of Beaverton, Oregon. The Nike logo is so fixed in the minds of consumers that for many years the company name no longer appears printed under the logo of the brand.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Airbus A380

Airbus A380

The Airbus A380 is a airplane designed and built by Airbus SA, is the largest commercial airplane in history.
  The plane, often called the Superjumbo, made its maiden flight on April 27, 2005 in Toulouse, France.
The Airbus A380 took over ten years and about 12 billion euros to develop.



Friday, July 9, 2010

Boeing 777 jet aiplane pictures

Boeing 777

Amazin Boeing 777

Boeing 777

The Boeing 777 is a widebody long-range aircraft,  manufactured by  Boeing.
Boeing 777 is the largest bi-plane jet in the world, with the most powerful engine ever produced.
 It can carry between 283 and 368 passengers in a typically three classes configuration, up to 17,000 km, linking the main cities nonstop.
The visual characteristics of the Boeing 777, which differ from other aircrafts, are the diameter of its  engines (they are the world's largest), its landing gear with six tires each (total 12), and its fuselage circular and Long

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Boeing 747 pictures

Boeing 747 pictures

The Boeing 747 is a widebody long-range aircraft, designed and produced by American company Boeing. First widebody in history, measuring two and a half times the size of the Boeing 707,  until then the largest long-range aircraft of the 1960s.
Nicknamed Jumbo, is the most famous aircraft in aviation history and kept a record of passengers carried by 37 years since its first flight in 1970.
It is a four turbojet that produced the first double decker configuration (two floors in part of the aircraft) of aviation, which is its most notable physical feature: the superior-anterior hump.
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