Saturday, September 10, 2022

New Uses For New Technology

 I begin today with two planes. The one resting on the ground is a Curtiss JN-4 Canuck, while suspended above is a Nieuport 12. Both plane types would see service in the Great War.

Technical specifications of planes- size and speed, for instance- are included with displays. 

As I mentioned yesterday, warfare in the sky was invented on the fly by young pilots, but it was hazardous in the extreme. Survival rates were low. 

A look at planes to come.

But first, this diorama caught my eye. John Reid created this in 2013, titled The Homecoming. A Canadian pilot coming home from the war looks upon his work in progress plane with very different eyes.


  1. Especially the diorama is wonderful.

  2. How much courage needed to step onto those planes...

  3. Must have been a terrible life, as a war time pilot vack in the day.

  4. Buena documentación .Estos aviones son piezas históricas que desempeñaron una gran misión en la contienda bélica.

  5. ...there is the Curtiss Museum in nearby Hammondsport NY.

  6. Hello,
    What a great museum, I would enjoy these exhibits. Have a great weekend!

  7. Not many safety accessories on those planes.

  8. @Iris: I agree.

    @italiafinlandia: especially considering most WWI pilots had short life spans.

    @Stefan: it was something else.

    @Gemel: there is a lot of detail.

    @ventana: thank you.

    @Francisco: thanks.

    @Tom: I'd enjoy that.

    @Eileen: it's quite a museum.

    @RedPat: definitely not.

  9. So primitive but not all that long ago in my mind.

  10. Great post on technology ~

    Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,

    A ShutterBug Explores,

    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Nothing like those beautiful old flying machines.

  12. Interesting to see the planes and 'The Homecoming' is wonderful.

    All the best Jan

  13. I wonder what it's like flying in one of those.

  14. Those old airplanes are magical. They have a rustic cabin kind of vibe. Very nice diorama, good photos

  15. I’m fascinated by dioramas too! What a great and interesting place and it’s so nicely designed!

  16. How they fought in the skies in WW1 is unbelievable, really.

  17. wow that's quite a treasure to have.

  18. WWI was far different in tactics from WWII.

  19. @Anvilcloud: not so long ago.

    @Carol: thank you.

    @Denise: they were great.

    @Jan: I think so too.

    @Sharon: quite an experience.

    @Maywyn: thank you.

    @Karen: it is indeed.

    @Marie: I agree.

    @Amy: that it is.

    @Joanne: indeed.

    @Jan: it is, yes.