Picture Of The Month: “The Tunnel”

Sometimes I come across old pictures that remind me of Sci-Fi movies I`ve seen. Check this amazing picture from Germans testing a Messerschmitt Bf 109 E3 in 1940:

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If you`ll think about the beginning of Hellboy, the India Jones Saga or Iron Sky, you`ll get an idea what comes to my mind, isn`t it?

The facility in the photograph shows Luftfahrtforschungsanstalt Hermann Goering. It was located in Volkenrode, a suburb of Braunschweig. It was the most advanced wind tunnel test facility in the world at the time, though they were never able to fully calibrate most of the equipment due to the war.

The motto on the eagle behind the plane says: “Das deutsche Volk wird sich durch die Eroberung der Luft seinen ihm gebührenden Platz in der Welt erzwingen”. Translated, it would be “The German people will, though conquest of the sky, force/enforce its duly/befitting place in the world”.

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~ by geardoshit on September 13, 2014.

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