The Golden Gate is an art deco suspension bridge that stretches across San Francisco Bay and is one of the most enduring symbols of the city. Its construction arose from the need to get from San Francisco to Marin and the ferry traffic in San Francisco Bay had become just too heavy. Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began in 1933, and was completed in 1937.
The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated system in the US and is among the most famous tourist attractions in the city along with Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Cable cars operate on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf and a third route along California Street.
Is an American third-generation main battle tank that entered service in 1980. It features a powerful turbine engine, sophisticated composite armor, and separate ammunition storage in a blow-out compartment for crew safety. Weighing nearly 62 metric tons, it is one of the heaviest battle tanks in service.
The Sherman Tank was the primary tank used by the United States during World War II. The tank was named after Union General William Tecumseh Sherman. Production exceeded 50,000 units. Only the Soviet T-34 tank was produced in larger numbers during World War II. Though it was wholly inadequate against the heavier armed 56 ton German Tiger I and the 72 ton Tiger II, mobility, mechanical reliability and sheer numbers helped offset their disadvantages strategically.
This German tank was the most powerful tank in the world when it was introduced in August 1942. The 88mm gun was extremely powerful and the heavy armor made it almost impervious to attack. The success of the Tiger was so profound, that no allied tank dared to engage it in open combat. This psychological fear soon became to be known as "Tigerphobia".
The Chi Ha tank was built by Mitsubishi and designated the CHI-HA. It used the Mitsubishi air-cooled 170 horsepower diesel engine and was regarded as the best tank that Japan had produced during World War II. The main armament consisted of a single 57mm gun mounted in the turret and supported by two 7.7mm self-defense machine guns.
The T-34 Tank was a Soviet tank that was produced from 1940 to 1958. Although its armor and armament were surpassed by later World War II tanks, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential tank design of WWII.
The Red Spotted Purple is native North America with subspecies in Central America. The upper side is mostly blackish-blue with a row of red spots on the forewing. The hindwings are either a bright iridescent blue or an iridescent bluish-green. Both the males and females look exactly the same but one difference is that the females are larger than the males.
The Red Admiral is found in temperate Europe, Asia and North America. This medium-sized butterfly is identified by its striking dark brown, red, and black wing pattern. More specifically, the dark wings possess orange bands that cross the forewings and on the outer edge of the hindwings; white spots on the dorsal forewings near the front margin; reddish bars on dorsal surface of all four wings.
The Pipevine Swallowtail is found in Central and North America. The upper surface of the hindwings is an iridescent blue or blue green with pale, arrowhead markings. The underside of the hindwing has seven orange sub marginal spots surrounded by iridescent blue. Both surfaces of the forewings are black or dull blackish brown. The Pipevine Swallowtail can have a wingspan up to 3.5 inches (89mm).
The Eastern Comma is native to Northeastern America. This butterfly is seasonally variable. The upper side of the summer form's hindwings are all black, whereas the winter forms hindwings are reddish orange. The underside of both forms is striped with dark and light brown. There is a silvery comma mark in the middle of the hindwing in both forms. Its wingspan is 4.5–6.4 cm (1.8–2.5 in).
The Mourning Cloak is a large butterfly native to Eurasia and North America. This powerful flier is sometimes found in areas far from its usual range during migration. The Mourning Cloak has a lifespan of 11-12 months, one of the most extensive lifespans for any butterfly.
The Tiger Swallowtail is native to eastern North America as well as Turkey. The male is yellow with four black “tiger stripes” on each forewing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black. This model is based off of the female yellow morph.
The Buckeye is found in southern Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia; all parts of the United States except the Northwest.. The bold pattern of eyespots and white bars on the upper wing surface is distinctive in much of its range. The eyespots likely serve to startle or distract predators, especially young birds.
All Metal Earth butterflies are made of 1 sheet colored models and are rated as “Easy” builds. The upper (dorsal side) and undersides (ventral side) of the forewings and hindwings are decorated in color.
The Monarch Butterfly may be the most familiar North American butterfly, and is considered an iconic pollinator species. Its wings feature an easily recognizable tawny orange, the veins and margins are black, and there are two series of small white spots in the margins. The Monarch wingspan averages 8-10cm.
The Voyager Spacecraft: Consist of two robotic probes that were built by Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and launched by NASA in 1977. Their primary mission was the exploration of Jupiter and Saturn. Both Voyagers are now tasked with exploring interstellar space.
InSight, short for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is a robotic lander designed to study the deep interior of the planet Mars. InSight launched on May 5, 2018 and successfully landed on Mars on Nov. 26, 2018.
Its finding are expected to shed light on the processes responsible for the formation of Mars, Earth, and even rocky exoplanets more than 4 billion years ago.
The Hogwarts Express runs between London, Kings Cross Station Platform 9 ¾ and Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter movie franchise. The Express dutifully carries students to and from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry at the start and end of every term. Originally steam fitted by the Muggles (non-magic people) who built it, the Hogwarts Express now runs exclusively on magic.
The consolidated B-24 Liberator, first flown in 1939, began active service in 1941 and was the most produced American aircraft of World War II, with 18,482 built. The Liberator was used in every theater of the war and for a variety of missions from long-range bombing and submarine patrol, to transporting high priority cargo and VIPs.
DIAMOND LIL was the 18th production B-24 built.
Today Diamond Lil is one of two airworthy B-24s.
Is a heavy construction equipment consisting of a boom, dipper, bucket and cab on a rotating platform known as the "house". The house sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. It is a natural progression from the steam shovel and often mistakenly called power shovel
Yomeimon Gate – Is part of the Tosho-gu Shrine in Kikko which is the mausoleum of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa shogunate. It is one of Japan's most ornate structures, giving off a grand and imposing air with its intricate decorations and architectural features