“…The outcome of the war could be very different”

In 1848 started the Danish-German war. The Germans, of the fleet which virtually did not exist, had nothing to oppose to the Danish ships, which blockaded the German coast. Then the corporal of the Bavarian army Bauer and offered to build a submarine to break the blockade. Funds for the construction of “sea diver” — so Bauer called his brainchild (16) -gave the Schleswig-Holstein army and some private pizza. In 1651 in Kiel Bay began testing this vehicle, culminating in the fact that he… sank. Bauer and two members of the crew were miraculously saved, and the boat remained lying at the bottom of the Bay.

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WINDS, SAILORS AND SOLDIERS

Rapid growth in the number of high-speed torpedo ships in the Italian Navy, which began in 1920-e years were not accidental, although the background of stagnation in the global shipbuilding industry seemed the exception. Mussolini came to power, has seriously embarked on a long-standing dream — to make the Mediterranean Mare Nostrum — “our sea”. In the area of interest of Italy to reach the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, North Africa. Accordingly, defined the main potential enemy — France. So between the two countries began the race for naval armaments, in which a special role was given to leaders and destroyers.

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A VERY OLD FRIEND

VERY OLD FRIENDCity bus ZIL-158. In the postwar years for urban transportation used mainly the bus ZIS-155, which was produced from 1949 to 1957. But in the mid fifties it became clear that these machines will not be able to cope with the increasing passenger traffic, and the design of the bus left much to be desired. To replace the ZIS-155 local reports were released two more modern cars of the middle class — ZIL-158 and LAZ-695 (the latter often used on suburban lines).

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MERCEDES BENZ M-CLASS

MERCEDES BENZ M-CLASSBecause of the incredible popularity of SUVs in the U.S. the company Daimler Benz built a plant and began with the 1996 release of their generic versions of all-wheel drive vehicle M-class, established in accordance with the tastes and peculiarities of the local market. Subsequently appeared, and the European modification of this model, which is imported to the continent from overseas.

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DO-335 PFEIL

DO-335 PFEILThis unusual aircraft built for the Luftwaffe by the famous German firm Dornier, which had its first flight in September 1943, became the fastest piston fighter in Germany. The maximum speed that was able to develop this aircraft at an altitude of 6400 metres, made up of 763 km/h!

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FIGHTERS SEEDS ALEKSEEVA

FIGHTERS SEEDS ALEKSEEVIn 1946, after about a year after relocation, the design Bureau of S. A. Lavochkin in Moscow at the plant named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze in Gorky organized the design Bureau OKB-21, this time headed by S. M. Alekseev. The first half of the design office remained a branch of OKB-301 and subordinate to the S. A. Lavochkin, and in July became fully independent. This parallel work was carried out by the Lavochkin fighters and a new project of twin-engine fighter-21.

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FORD F-150 PICKUP

FORD F-150 PICKUPF-series pickup trucks are popular in USA light utility vehicles. Buy them and as transport for business, and as a Supplement to the passenger car family for the solution of transport problems. It affects a variety of modifications of the basic models, which differ in database size, with a capacity of cabin, number of axles, engine power and types of gearboxes.

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