“The Black Island” openes with Tintin taking a walk with Snowy when he sees an aircraft in emergency. The aircraft landed in a field, however, when Tintin approached it, the two men who de-boarded from the aircraft shot at him and escaped. The aircraft in question was a red and cream twin-seat plan with a… Read More Aircraft of Tintin – deHavilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
Tintin, Captain Haddock and professor Calculus accompanied by Snowy were flying to Sydney to attend the International Astronautical Congress aboard Qantas Flight 714. This is how the penultimate Tintin book got its name – “Flight 714”. At Jakarta airport they were introduced to Mr Carriedas, the billionaire who never laughed. Mr Carriedas developed a fancy… Read More Aircraft of Tintin – Carriedas 160 (TU-134?)
Tintin had saved the state of Syldavia from a coup against the King Ottokar in “King Ottokar’s Sceptre”. He had flown in in a Ju 52. At the end of his adventure he was given a state farewell and left for his home with Thomson and Thompson in a yellow flying boat. As happens with… Read More Aircraft of Tintin – Macchi MC 94
Tintin had started his adventures in the Eastern Europe in “Tintin in the Land of the Soviets”, after travelling through Africa, North and South America, Brirain and the Orient he returned to East Europe in “King Ottokar’s Sceptre”. He had to travel to Klow, the capital of the imaginary kingdom of Syldavia with Professor Alembick.… Read More Aircraft of Tintin – Junker Ju52
Man has always been looking at finding ways and means to do dangerous stuff safely. A lot of activities which we do as routine or for fun and thrill can get dangerous. Let us take simple things like riding a bike or driving a car to office and back. Though everyday commute is usually boring,… Read More Autonomous Underwater Vehicle – AUV
In my last post, I had discussed about the Human Occupied Vehicles used for deep sea exploration. These are manned submersibles which are designed to dive to extreme depths exceeding thousands of meters (tens of thousands of feet). Before I start, lets differentiate between a submarine and a submersible. A submarine is usually a military… Read More How HOVs Work?
Humans are the most curious animals on earth. Their quest for knowledge and to explore the world around them and beyond has led them on innumerable explorations. Man reached the moon (literally) on 20 July 1969. Thereafter man has sent several probes into deep space reaching and crossing the expanse of the solar system. However,… Read More Diving Deep – Human Occupied Vehicles