Summary: Occasionally her hair spills down and he has to brush it from his face, but that gives Bellamy an excuse to dip his head until he’s breathing at the nape of her neck. She smells good there: a little like rain, a little like clean skin, a little like home.
The end of a long day of diplomatic efforts finds Clarke and Bellamy racing through the woods back to their Rover, pelted by rain til their clothes stick to their backs as they fumble with the car doors. It’s normal rain–your standard hydrogen and oxygen combination that Arkadia desperately needs these days–but that could change at any time, and they’ve all seen what happens to people caught in the poison downpour.
“Yes!” Bellamy shouts as he yanks the resisting door open and hops into the driver’s side. In a heartbeat he’s reaching across and popping Clarke’s door open too, giving her a hand up inside. They close the doors and sit there, panting side by side as little streaks swirl down the dark windshield.
“We can’t drive in this.” Clarke has always been good at saying what they’re both thinking, and Bellamy grunts in agreement. The rainfall is too heavy, the road through the trees is too rough, and the night is too dark. "We’ll go in the morning,“ she adds. "Is there a blanket in here?”
“In the back,” reports Bellamy, locking the doors and pulling turning the dashboard computers off. Better to remove temptation to fools or bandits passing through in the storm. That leaves them with a single overhead light, and Clarke scrabbles between the seats into the cavernous rear of the vehicle, pushing around in the dark until she finds a stash of blankets under one of the benches on either side.
“Got it,” she announces, her face suddenly back under the light again, smiling his way. She holds up one blanket and tilts her head, her best appeal. “Come on, Bellamy, we should take a nap.” He sighs, runs one hand through his wet hair, and dutifully climbs back to join her.
IRAQ. Nineveh governorate. Mosul. November 16, 2016.
Battle For Mosul.
A car bomb explodes next to Iraqi special forces armoured vehicles as they advance towards Islamic State-held territory. The Iraqi Special Operations Forces, also known as the Golden Division, is the Iraqi unit that leads the fight against the Islamic State with the support of the airstrikes of the Coalition Forces. They were the first forces to enter the Islamic State-held city of Mosul in November of 2016.
Spot News, Third Prize, Singles at the World Press Photo Contest.
The Panzerfeldhaubitze 18M auf Geschützwagen III/IV (Sf) Hummel, Sd.Kfz. 165. self propelled howitzer on the Panzer IV chassis.
Originally developed in 1942 after finding the lack of artillery that can keep up with the tanks, it mounted the 15cm sFH 18 in a thinly armored superstructure and open top fighting compartment.
The Hummel had a mix of Panzer III and IV components in it, mainly the driving and steering portion of the Panzer III, but the rest came from the Panzer IV.
Hummels could only carry a limited amount of 15cm ammunition on board, so a specially designed ammo carrying vehicle was built to resupply them. It kept nearly all aspects of the original Hummel, but deleted the howitzer from its superstructure. If it was found to be necessary, the ammo carrier could be refitted with the howitzer in the field.
Hummels first served at the Battle of Kursk, and were formed into Panzerartillerie Abteilungen, or panzer artillery battery. Each battery had 6 guns and 1 ammunition carrier.
In 1944, Hitler order the name “Hummel” to be dropped because he thought it didn’t fit a combat vehicle to be named “Bumblebee”
HSV HRT 427 Concept, 2002. A prototype by Holden Special Vehicles based on a Monaro using a modified 7.0L C5R Chevrolet racing engine. Two cars were built as a prelude to a limited production run which never happened. One of the prototypes sold at auction in 2008 for A$920,000
What she means:
I just don't understand how Rider and the Paw Patrol can afford to not only take care of like 6 dogs, but also run a super high tech tower with a special vehicle for each dog, special command vests for each dog, huge freights to carry these things and also his own high tech stuff. Does the Paw Patrol get paid? Does their money come from taxes? We don't know and probably never will
Recently, Jaguar Land Rover celebrated their vehicles appearing in the upcoming Bond adventure, Spectre. Cars, including the Jaguar C-X75, Range Rover Sport SVR and the iconic Land Rover Defender, stole the show as they were unveiled publicly for the first time in Frankfurt.
Naomie Harris (Moneypenny) and David Bautista (Hinx) were guests of honor at the glamorous event showcasing special stunt vehicles used in the latest installment of the James Bond series.
The Panzer I was a light tank produced in Germany in the 1930s. The name is short for the German Panzerkampfwagen I (“armored fighting vehicle mark I”), abbreviated PzKpfw I. The tank’s official German ordnance inventory designation was SdKfz 101 (“special purpose vehicle 101”).
Design of the Panzer I began in 1932 and mass production began in 1934. Intended only as a training tank to introduce the concept of armored warfare to the German Army, the Panzer I saw combat in Spain during the Spanish Civil War, in Poland, France, the Soviet Union and North Africa during the Second World War, and in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Experiences with the Panzer I during the Spanish Civil War helped shape the German armored corps’ invasion of Poland in 1939 and France in 1940. By 1941, the Panzer I chassis design was used as the basis of tank destroyers (Panzerjäger I, second to last pic) and assault guns (Sturmpanzer I, last pic). There were attempts to upgrade the Panzer I throughout its service history, including by foreign nations, to extend the design’s lifespan. It continued to serve in the Spanish Armed Forces until 1954.
“The bond between a pilot and their aircraft is an incredibly powerful thing. The mind-melding of man and machine - in the air, we are neither flesh, nor metal and composites. We become one - a spirit of the winds, a god of the sky, a malestrom of pure fire and speed for the few sweet hours we are granted the heavens at a time.”
Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet “The Ultimate Dinosaur”.
Definition of unique luxury.
The history of the G-Class is rich in superlatives and landmarks. With the new Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet, the off-road classic demonstrates that the definition of unique luxury can always be taken to a new level. Not only that: it is forever reinventing itself and providing yet more evidence of the potential that still resides in this classic all-terrain vehicle today, which has been in production since 1979.
Masterpiece of automotive engineering.
With its superlative V12 engine, portal axles, electric fabric top and exclusive equipment specification in the rear compartment, this very special all-terrain vehicle, which is limited to 99 units, meets the expectations of customers who demand the very highest standards of their vehicle. After the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class and the S650 Cabriolet, the open-top G-Class is the first off-roader from the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand.
Ultimate in automotive power.
As is customary with the off-road icon, the “G” is forever breaking new ground: unlike previous Landaulets, which were based on prestigious saloons, the Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet also has what it takes to deliver an unforgettable off-road experience. Familiar from the G63 AMG6×6 and G500 4×4, the portal axles provide ample ground clearance of 450 millimetres, allowing the open-top all-terrain vehicle to overcome even extreme obstacles in a masterly fashion. High drive comfort comes courtesy of the most powerful available engine, the Mercedes-AMG V12 biturbo, which delivers a maximum output of 463kW (630hp) with a peak torque of 1000Nm.
Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet powered by the incredible Mercedes-AMG M279 V12 biturbo engine 6.0L 630HP and 1000Nm of Torque. Handcrafted by Michael Kübler @f1mike28 in Germany Affalterbach.
Driving Performance is our Passion! Mercedes-AMG the Performance and Sports Car Brand from Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-AMG the Home of Driving Performance in Germany Affalterbach.
Mercedes-AMG Handcrafted by Racers.
Ford Falcon T3 TS50, 2001. The last of the Tickford Falcons was also one of the last Fords to use a “Windsor” V8, the TS50 was fitted with a 5.6-Litre “stroker” version which produced 335hp. Tickford Vehicle Engineering (TVE) was responsible for numerous automotive projects and upgrades for Ford Australia between 1991 and 2002. In 2002, the upgrade program moved to Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) coinciding with Tickford’s global operations being taken over by Prodrive. Tickford produced 224 T3 TS50s
HMS Astute coming into Gibraltar with a dry deck shelter attached. The DDS is used to house and launch a SEAL Delivery Vehicle operated by the Special Boat Service for their insertion and extraction. At present only the Royal Navy and United States Navy use such systems.