My favourite vintage military aircraft design of all time: #SupermarineSpitfire – love the elliptical shaped wings. moyebodeteacher.com

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Why do we love the Spitfire?

The Spitfire was designed by Reginald Mitchell of Supermarine Ltd., in response to a 1934 Air Ministry specification calling for a high-performance fighter with an armament of eight wing-mounted 0.303-inch (7.7-mm) machine guns.

The airplane was a direct descendant of a series of floatplanes designed by Mitchell to compete for the coveted Schneider Trophy in the 1920s. One of these racers, the S.6, set a world speed record of 357 miles (574 km) per hour in 1929. Designed around a 1,000-horsepower, 12-cylinder, liquid-cooled Rolls-Royce PV-12 engine (later dubbed the Merlin), the Spitfire first flew in March 1935.

It had superb performance and flight characteristics, and deliveries to operational Royal Air Force (RAF) squadrons commenced in the summer of 1938. A more radical design than the Hurricane, the Spitfire had a stressed-skin aluminum structure and a graceful elliptical wing with a thinairfoil that, in combination with the Merlin’s efficient two-stage supercharger, gave it exceptional performance at high altitudes.

My mobile device design icon of all time: The Motorola RAZR V3 – The days before mobile devices all looked the same. moyebodeteacher.com

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Motorola Razr is a series of mobile phones by Motorola, part of the 4LTR line. They were first developed in July 2003 and were released in the market in the third quarter of 2004. The V3 was the first and main phone of the series.

Because of its striking appearance and thin profile, it was initially marketed as an exclusive fashion phone, but within a year, its price was lowered and it was wildly successful, selling over 50 million units by July 2006. Over the Razr’s four-year run, the V3 model sold more than 130 million units, becoming the best-selling clamshell phone in the world to date.

The V3 was released in Q3 2004. The team of the V3 put together a number of design choices that set the device apart from the competition. The phone had the thinnest profile at the time on a clamshell set, sported an electroluminescent keypad made out of a single metal wafer and used an industry standard mini USB port for data, battery charger and headphones, all in an aluminum body with an external glass screen.

Complaints were made about dust accumulating between the V3’s plastic screen and LCD glass, possibly through an external side button. Access to the dust requires peeling off the plastic cover, usually followed by a replacement cover.

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My Vintage Automotive Design Icon of all time: Porsche 356 – The Original Porsche moyebodeteacher.com

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The Porsche 356 is a luxury sports car which was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948-1949), and then by German company Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH (1950-1965).

The 356 is an automotive design icon of mine because of it’s timeless silhouette that all Porsche cars are still based today including the modern day 911. The design is simple and clear-cut, it was simply designed to embodies the rear mounted air-cooled flat 4 engine. The body line directs airflow to the vent on the engine cover to aid engine cooling.

One of the aspect of the 356 that makes makes the whole car to particularly stand out are the big round headlamps and the dome shaped wheel covers on some 356 variants/models.

How the Porsche 356 cabriolet influenced the Porsche 911 cabriolet