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Background imageStatic Collection: WW1 - French 400 mm railway howitzer and artillery squadron

WW1 - French 400 mm railway howitzer and artillery squadron
WW1 - Camo de mailly - French 400 mm railway howitzer and artillery squadron. The outbreak of the First World War caught the French with a shortage of heavy field artillery

Background imageStatic Collection: The static park at the Farnborough Air Show

The static park at the Farnborough Air Show, September 1964. Date: 1964

Background imageStatic Collection: Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity

Lecture on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity
A lecture at the Charterhouse, London on Stephen Grays discoveries in electricity. In the early eighteenth century, Gray demonstrated that charges of electricity could be conducted by some materials

Background imageStatic Collection: Boeing 737-3B7 N352AU

Boeing 737-3B7 N352AU (msn 22952 / 1015). of Boeing (US Air), seen before delivery to US Air, with a trailing static port on the fin top to provide ambient static pressure out of the influence of

Background imageStatic Collection: Hispano HA.1112-M1L Buchon D-FEHD

Hispano HA.1112-M1L Buchon D-FEHD (msn 213), modified with a DB605 engine to Bf 109G standard, for static use. Date: 2001

Background imageStatic Collection: Hispano HA.1112-M1L Buchon D-FEHD

Hispano HA.1112-M1L Buchon D-FEHD (msn 213), modified with a DB605 engine to Bf 109G standard, for static use. Date: 2001

Background imageStatic Collection: Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2589

Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker 57-2589
United States Air Force - Boeing KC-135A-BN Stratotanker 57-2589 (MSN 17725) 13 December 1958: First flight. 21 January 1959: 55th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing, Offutt AFB, NE

Background imageStatic Collection: United States Marine Corps - Douglas C-117D Skytrain 50835

United States Marine Corps - Douglas C-117D Skytrain 50835 (msn 43321, unit code WZ, call-sign 835 ) in 1963-65(WZ is tail-code for AIRFMFPAC - Air Fleet Marine Force)

Background imageStatic Collection: Static line-up for the air display at RAF Gibraltar

Static line-up for the air display at RAF Gibraltar
line-up for the static display at RAF Gibraltar ca 1988/89 l to r Scottish Aviation Jetstream T.1, Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B of 237 OCU RAF, RAF Panavia Tornado GR.1 of the TTTE

Background imageStatic Collection: Douglas XB-43 44-61508

Douglas XB-43 44-61508
United Sates Air Force - Douglas XB-43 44-61508, first prototype produced using the static test XB-42 Mixmaster airframe, seen at Muroc Army Air Base (Edwards AFB / Armstrong Flight Research Center)

Background imageStatic Collection: Nord Aviation N 500 Cadet

Nord Aviation N 500 Cadet (msn 001), at the Paris Air Show held at Le Bourget in June 1967, with airshow serial 344'. In 1966 Nord (later part of Aerospatiale) built two Cadets

Background imageStatic Collection: Grumman OV-1D Mohawk 67-18930

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk 67-18930
United States Army - Grumman OV-1D Mohawk 67-18930 (msn 131C), on static display at Fort Huachuca, AZ. Date: circa 1992

Background imageStatic Collection: Eurocopter EC635 mock-up

Eurocopter EC635 mock-up, used for static display only. Date: circa 2002

Background imageStatic Collection: United States Air Force - Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak

United States Air Force - Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak 49-2430 FICON parasite, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, seen with the retractable nose hook extended

Background imageStatic Collection: Percival P. 66 President I OY-AVA

Percival P. 66 President I OY-AVA
Percival P.66 President I OY-AVA (msn H.P.AL Pem79). G-AOJG with Hunting-Percival. 69-697 and M-697 with the Royal Danish Air Force. OY-AVA on the Danish civil register

Background imageStatic Collection: Avro 707 VX784

Avro 707 VX784, parked in front of Percival Survey Prince G-ALRY (msn P50-8) and Percival Prentice T.1 VS639 and Cierva Skeeter 1 G-AJCJ (msn W.14-1)

Background imageStatic Collection: Pigeon Scout

Pigeon Scout
Pigeon Fraser Scout 117, delivered to Langley Field November 1917, transferred o McCook Field for testing, but crashed soon after taking off on its first flight, killing the pilot

Background imageStatic Collection: de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito B Mk. 35

de Havilland DH. 98 Mosquito B Mk. 35
Ex Royal Air Force - de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito B Mk.35 TH988 at the de Havilland factory airfield at Hatfield in a static display

Background imageStatic Collection: Thai paratroop trainee jump over Royal Air Force Sembawang

Thai paratroop trainee jump over Royal Air Force Sembawang
Thai paratroop training by the Royal Air Force at RAF Sembawang in Singapore 11: The paratrooper jumped out from the airplane door to Sembawang airport, Singapore. You can see runway at the downside

Background imageStatic Collection: GAF Nomad 24A VH-BRP

GAF Nomad 24A VH-BRP
Government Aircraft Factories (GAF) Nomad 24A VH-BRP (msn 080), of BPA Bush Pilots Airways. First flown on 13 February 1978 and delivered to BPA Bush Pilots Airways on 28 February 1981

Background imageStatic Collection: RAMSDENS MACHINE

RAMSDENS MACHINE
Jesse Ramsdens improved machine for generating static electricity using glass plates, the original version of which he had invented in 1768. Date: late 18th century

Background imageStatic Collection: Sopwith Pup N5182

Sopwith Pup N5182. Built by Sopwith Aviation Co. at Kingston upon Thames in 1916, N5182 was operated by several Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) squadrons in Belgium and Northern France

Background imageStatic Collection: (Royal Naval Air Service) Sopwith Dove / Pup N5180

(Royal Naval Air Service) Sopwith Dove / Pup N5180
(Royal Naval Air Service) Sopwith Dove/Pup N5180. This aircraft was built by Sopwith in 1919 as a 2-seat Sopwith Dove, registered G-EBKY, eventually acquired by Richard O

Background imageStatic Collection: Hawker-Siddeley Buccaneer S. 2B XW988 of the RAE

Hawker-Siddeley Buccaneer S. 2B XW988 of the RAE
Hawker-Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XW988 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment at RAE West Freugh, on static display at RAF Boscombe Down in July 1990

Background imageStatic Collection: Eastern Caravan Park, Newport, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Eastern Caravan Park, Newport, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
A young family sunbathe and play on the beach outside their static caravan at the Eastern Caravan Park, Newport, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England Date: 1992

Background imageStatic Collection: Blue Streak static firing of vehicle 4D4 on the C3 stand

Blue Streak static firing of vehicle 4D4 on the C3 stand at Spadeadam

Background imageStatic Collection: Static test rig installation at Hatfield for Blue Streak, c1

Static test rig installation at Hatfield for Blue Streak, c1
Static test rig installation at Hatfield for development of Blue Streak, circa 1958. Date: circa 1958

Background imageStatic Collection: English Electric Lightning F. 1A 111 Squadron RAF Farnborough

English Electric Lightning F. 1A 111 Squadron RAF Farnborough
English Electric Lightning F.1A of 111 Squadron RAF on static display at Farnborough Air Show on 1 September 1961 Date: 1961

Background imageStatic Collection: Queen Elizabeth II at an RAF Coronation Review, 1953

Queen Elizabeth II at an RAF Coronation Review, 1953
Queen Elizabeth II on her tour of inspection during the RAF Coronation Review at Odiham, Hampshire in July 1953. She is pictured talking to Observer Commander, E. J. B

Background imageStatic Collection: The Parcs at low tide - Dieppe, France - Trap for fish

The Parcs at low tide - Dieppe, France - Trap for fish
The Parcs at low tide - Dieppe, France. These constructions of long supported poles and igh nets were arranged as a trap for fish

Background imageStatic Collection: Market Reports - Chinese Steady

Market Reports - Chinese Steady
Market Reports postcard - Chinese (market) Steady. A Chinese beauty poses for a photograph, maintaining a static pose for as long as possible to allow for the length of exposure required by

Background imageStatic Collection: Aircraft static park at the 1939 RAeS Garden Party

Aircraft static park at the 1939 RAeS Garden Party
Aircraft static park at the 1939 Royal Aeronautical Society Garden Party at the Fairey Aviation Aerodrome, Great West Road, Hayes, Middlesex

Background imageStatic Collection: NFS (London) fire station pumping exercise, WW2

NFS (London) fire station pumping exercise, WW2
An NFS firefighter using a trailer pump to lift water from the static dam at an NFS fire station and relaying the water

Background imageStatic Collection: NFS (London Region) constructing a water dam, WW2

NFS (London Region) constructing a water dam, WW2
London firefighters constructing a self-assembly emergency dam. These dams were carried on special water units that also towed a trailer pump and could provided a static water supply close to fires

Background imageStatic Collection: Leaves on Water

Leaves on Water
Fallen leaves on the surface of a static water tank. Date: 1950s

Background imageStatic Collection: British gunners at work beneath a flak-filled sky, WW2

British gunners at work beneath a flak-filled sky, WW2
British gunners at work beneath flak-filled sky during the Second World War. They are using a Vickers 3.7 inch a (anti-aircraft) gun on a static mounting. Date: 1939-1945

Background imageStatic Collection: Scouts learn about science

Scouts learn about science
One American Boy Scouts demonstrates some equipment in a Scout-built project to show another group of Scouts the principles of static electricity

Background imageStatic Collection: Science / Galvani / Electric

Science / Galvani / Electric
Galvani experimented with static electricity to show the current stimulated nerves and muscles of frogs and other animals

Background imageStatic Collection: Static Electricity

Static Electricity
Electricity as a parlour amusement in a Victorian home - a boy about to touch the hand of a girl who stands on a stool while she holds the apparatus

Background imageStatic Collection: Dusting a Television

Dusting a Television
A young housewife lifts up an ash tray as she dusts the television

Background imageStatic Collection: Guerickes Machine

Guerickes Machine
Otto von Guericke demonstrates his electric machine, producing static electricity from a globe when rubbed


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