DKW ist tot, es lebe Audi: Der 1963 vorgestellte DKW F 102 ist nicht nur der letzte Zweitakter aus dem Hause DKW, sondern auch der letzte DKW-Pkw überhaupt. Nachdem 1964 rund 25.000 F 102 auf Halde standen, wurde die Fabrikation 1966 eingestellt. Doch im ersten Audi (ohne Typbezeichnung!) lebte der DKW F 102 weiter, allerdings mit von einem von Daimler-Benz entwickelten Viertaktmotor.
Fill ‘er up! Looks like this F/A-18F Super Hornet is going up with his buddy refueling pod.
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 31, 2014) An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Diamondbacks” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 launches from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington and its embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interest of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Chris Cavagnaro/RELEASED)
Developed from the cancelled Convair XF-92. First flown in 1953, entering service in 1956, and retired in 1976 (1979 in Greece and Turkey). 1,000 were built. The initial design of the aircraft was limited to just under Mach 1, due to high transonic drag. After an extensive redesign, the modified aircraft had longer range and could fly at up to Mach 1.25. Armed with 24 2.75 inch FFAR (Folding Fin Aerial Rockets), up to 6 AIM-4 Falcon air-to-air missiles, or one AIM-26 Falcon conventional or nuclear air-to-air missile. F-102s were deployed to Vietnam in 1962, serving as bomber escorts, fighter interceptors, and in a limited air-to-ground role. 14 aircraft were lost, one to air-to-air combat. Over 200 were converted to target drones after retirement, with the last one shot down in 1986.