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General Electric Cybernetic Walking Machine

Walking Machine

Human Quadruped Operation

The General Electric Walking Machine was dynamically stable quadruped robot designed in the late 1960s by Ralph Mosher. The Walking Machine Designed to be a vehicle that could go over terrain that was inaccessible to wheeled machines. The CAM or cybernetic anthropomorphous machine utilized stepping action movement across rugged terrain.  The Walking Truck traversed the landscape on mechanical legs.
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Naval Vessel Battleship Bismark

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Battleship Bismark :

Naval vessel Bismarck, build by the Hamburg naval shipyards in 1936 was the first of two Bismarck-class battleships built for the Navy of Nazi Germany. Chancellor Otto von Bismarck, for whom the battleship was named after, was an important figure at the time for uniting Germany. The ship was made sea worth in February 1939 in Hamburg at the Blohm & Voss shipyard. Two largest ships built by any European power at the time: Tirpitz and Bismarck sister battleships the largest battleships ever built by Germany Naval powers.

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Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-105 Orbital Aircraft Spiral

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Spiral MiG-105 :

The MiG-105 was part of a program known as the Spiral : a manned test vehicle to explore low-speed handling and landing. A Soviet project to create an orbital space plane. This was originally conceived in response to the X-20 Dyna-Soar military space project and may have been influenced by contemporary manned lifting body research being conducted by NASA’s Flight Research Center in California.

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The SS Great Eastern Iron Steamship

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SS Great Eastern :

The SS Great Eastern was a steam ship developed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The SS Great Eastern was launched in 1858, it was the largest ship ever build. Its transport capacity was over 4,000 passengers and could sail around the world with out refueling. For several years the Great Eastern served as a passenger liner between Britain and North America before being converted to a cable-laying ship and laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866. Read more »

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Mendeleev Rybinsk Super Heavy Tank

Mendeleev Rybinsk tank

Mendeleev Rybinsk Tank :

The Mendeleev Rybinsk Tank was designed in Rybinsk in the mid 1910s.  Designed by Vasiliy Mendeleev who was born in 1886. The armored fighting vehicle or AFV was revolutionary for its time. It featured 127 mm large gun and weighed over 170 tons.  Its super heavy weight was due to its thick steel plate armour. The Tank also featured gas compressed piston suspension revolutionary for its time. The tank was never built.

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