• Boneyard: Rusty Metal Machines & Nullified Neon Signs

    Boneyard: Rusty Metal Machines & Nullified Neon Signs

    Boneyards are strange and often fascinating places, where yesterday’s cutting-edge technology rusts away until the time comes for it to be turned into Coke cans. The process can take years, during which time boneyards may amass all manner of junk – and some of it definitely not what you’d expect.

     
  • Titanic: The Rise, the Fall and the Birth of a Legend

    Titanic: The Rise, the Fall and the Birth of a Legend

    While her days were numbered from the outset, Titanic was a legend during her own lifetime, and has become increasingly immortalised ever since. In this article, we take a look at the famous liner’s origins, from the abandoned Drawing Office and slipways of Harland & Wolff to the murals of east Belfast and the awesome Titanic Quarter that is rising from the dereliction.

     
  • Aircraft Disposal: From State of the Art to Heap of Scrap

    Aircraft Disposal: From State of the Art to Heap of Scrap

    Ever wondered what happens to a state of the art aircraft at the end of its useful service life? For those that don’t go on to museums, fate is often dealt out by the unforgiving arms and jagged claws of mechanical diggers. And while it’s a crying shame when it happens, it’s certainly an impressive sight to behold…

     
  • Ghostly Boeing 747 Captured on Google Earth

    Ghostly Boeing 747 Captured on Google Earth

    You may have heard stories about ghostly World War Two aircraft appearing alongside modern airliners and frightening the living daylights out of passengers. But now it seems that even Google Earth could be picking up the supernatural essence of a high tech bundle of nuts and bolts. Can you locate this ghostly Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet? Read on…

     
  • The Midget Submarines of Aberlady

    The Midget Submarines of Aberlady

    Aberlady Bay is an area of outstanding natural beauty skirting the windswept Scottish coast, near the town of North Berwick. A walkers’ paradise and wildlife haven, few people know the history behind the only man-made objects to punctuate the sand at low tide, or their crucial role in sinking one of World War Two’s most formidable battleships.

     
  • Abandoned MiGs & Other Aircraft: Former Soviet Hardware From Iraq to Russia

    Abandoned MiGs & Other Aircraft: Former Soviet Hardware From Iraq to Russia

    “The Mig” and all the aircraft variants that name covers, has become a veritable icon of the Cold War. The vast number built by Russia over the last half century and heavily exported means that, while some remain airborne, others lie derelict or destroyed from Siberia to Iraq and beyond. Here are just a few that continue to languish on in various states of disrepair.

     
  • Chernobyl Rescue Operation: The Vehicle Graveyard

    Chernobyl Rescue Operation: The Vehicle Graveyard

    The Chernobyl disaster is widely believed to be the worst of its kind in the history of nuclear power. The nearby city of Pripyat, which was built to house the plant’s workers, has become a well known ghost town in the wake of the catastrophe. But what became of the scores of military vehicles – helicopters, fire engines and tanks – that fought the burning nuclear fuel spewing out of the remains of the station’s fourth reactor?

     
  • Abandoned Aircraft From Across the World

    Abandoned Aircraft From Across the World

    Modern aircraft are at the forefront of cutting edge technology and science, defying the laws of physics on a daily basis through a myriad of computer-controlled interventions. But once their service lives are over, military aircraft in particular can go from being multi-million dollar front-line hardware to mere scrap value.

     
  • The Road to Bagram

    The Road to Bagram

    The road to Bagram Airfield in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan is littered with the spoils of war, most of it now completely destroyed. The desert floor abounds with the wreckage of Soviet era military equipment, including tanks and other armoured vehicles.

     
  • The A1 Lightning: Britain’s Most Famous Derelict Fighter Plane

    The A1 Lightning: Britain’s Most Famous Derelict Fighter Plane

    Famous landmarks like the Angel of the North and Durham cathedral are well known sights to drivers on the A1. But few would expect a derelict Cold War fighter plane to have found a place amongst the giants of art and architecture. Once the workhorse of British air defence against the Soviet Union during the 1960s and ’70s, the rusting hulk now stands more as a testament to the ravages of time and vandalism.

     
 


 
 
 

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