Top 1000 Machine Pictures

The deadly Phalanx CIWS

Yes, 2 of them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Cole_(DDG-67) Armament: 1 × 29 cell, 1 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems with 90 × RIM-156 SM-2, BGM-109 Tomahawk or RUM-139 VL-Asroc missiles 1 × Mark 45 5/54 in (127/54 mm) 2 × 25 mm chain gun

The Plusjack Walking Harvester (1999) –

I am not even an amateur, but I would guess from videos I’ve seen that these can take the logs a short distance and then only one road would need to be developed. In practice I imagine it’s cheaper (faster) to just destroy all

Russian heavy duty fire truck

Yeah, sloped armor helps by increasing the apparent armor thickness the projectile has to penetrate, deflecting the projectile up through more armor or away entirely, and reducing the amount of armor needed to enclose a volume, since the shape that minimizes surface area to

Testing a jack-up drilling rig in the yard

Not really. The stress on the legs is less like this than out at depth, because there isn’t any ocean current along most of their length. The lever-arm of the wind effect on the topsides is the same, so that isn’t a factor(the altitude

Valentino Rossi’s 2006 YZR-M1 MotoGP bike

Can you help me answer something? I’m curious as to why the exhaust manifolds don’t have a thermal coating on them since the radiator sits so close. It seems like during low speed or standing starts, the radiator get hotter? Though looking at the

vertical shaft bearing from Schottel z-drive

I figured it was a double row bearing since those tend to be far more common, but I wasn’t totally sure. So I Googled it and got lucky. I found [this shafting analysis](http://www.schottel.de/fileadmin/data/pdf/eng/Integration_of_the_Rudderpropeller.pdf) done by Schottel which defines the bearing as a “spherical roller

Ford Falcon Pursuit Special

Was anyone else disappointed in that they chose that car for the new Kitt? I mean, it’s a hell of a machine, but I never saw it as “Kitt”. (disclaimer: I never watched the new show after seeing some pretty cheesy promos that turned

Rutherford Lab’s Battery Powered Rocket Engine

The energy density of LiPO is certainly much less than KerLOX. About 1/10th IIRC. However, the efficiency of using that battery power to actually pump propellant is going to be much better than e.g. a gas generator. They say it’s twice as good (95%

Tiger Stone brick road laying machine

I’ve personally laid [over 1/4 mile of block paving](https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=Unknown+road&hl=en&ll=52.867685,-1.268948&spn=0.000575,0.002034&sll=52.866962,-1.268142&sspn=0.000575,0.002034&geocode=FRy-JgMdtJ_s_w%3BFXCvJgMd6aTs_w&t=h&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=20&z=20). I don’t know how many metres per hour we were doing, but the method in the video posted above somewhere doesn’t really seem any faster at all. We had four guys, three laying, on one

Cutiss V-8 Motorcycle

>Before achieving fame in aeronautics, Glenn Curtiss started his career with motorcycles. The early aviation community began to seek out Curtiss because of his growing reputation for designing powerful, lightweight motorcycle engines. In 1906 he designed his first V-8 engine in response to several

Mercedes Benz Unimog on factory test track

Hydraulics give lots of small problems, leaks, overheating, etc. Mercedes airlines go brittle, and need completely renewing. Trouble is, it’s a nightmare of a job, entailing a complete vehicle stripdown. Hence, it never gets done. Portal axles sound great – till the gearboxes start

Massive Russian dragline

the russian translated comments are amazing; GeniYVideO 7 months ago The operator hands to tear off – he tremor of the limbs. Which is not to rest the elbow in the stomach so as not shaking? or squat down and rest the elbow to

Plane-in-plane porn: a C-124 Globemaster delivers a ski plane to McMurdo Station, Antarctica, 1956 (photo by Jim Waldron)

Its big brother the [de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Havilland_Canada_DHC-6_Twin_Otter) is still one of the most popular aircraft used in Antarctica. It actually was the first aircraft to perform a rescue evacuation to the South Pole during the Antarctic winter. Read about it [here](http://www.southpolestation.com/news/medevac.html).

Sod Harvester

Totes! I spent about ten years manufacturing and what really got me hooked was seeing how a manual process, especially a large scale one could be converted to an automated one. It’s like “people were here” and now just a series of material movement

Ferrari 250 GTO Testarossa Engine

I was just thinking about how awesome that would be, then I realized that the 250 GTO was basically an Italian Cobra. I saw one of these things a few years back at a Ferrari club meet, one of those cars that looks unimaginably