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Hinkkanen @ 2012-12-07 05:34:34
Hinkkanen pictureMartin Mars
I believe the this is the one going to Florida as the other one has red tail, from Wikipedia:

Philippine Mars - JRM-1 BuNo 76820, delivered to the USN on 26 June 1946 and assigned to VR-2 at NAS Alameda, California. Converted and re-designated JRM-3. Withdawn from service on 22 August 1956 and sold in 1959, it was converted to forest fire fighting aircraft and registered CF-LYK (later C-FLYK). The aircraft continued to fly with Coulson Group at Sproat Lake, British Columbia...
Hinkkanen @ 2012-12-06 11:19:08
Hinkkanen pictureRoadworkers watching the Google car
Maybe but most likely they have also noticed the Google car.
Hinkkanen @ 2012-10-28 10:28:18
Hinkkanen pictureS.S. Catalina Island Steamship
Gone, from the Wikipedia: "The Catalina was finally broken up after sitting in Ensenada Harbor for about 12 years. The scrapping of the SS Catalina began in January 2009 and was finished by late 2009 or early 2010."
Hinkkanen @ 2012-10-28 10:25:51
Hinkkanen pictureKelsol
Hinkkanen @ 2012-10-20 10:53:19
Hinkkanen pictureInteresting looking car
Right, to be exact Alfa Romeo Spider QV from 1989. Pictures of the actual car, the one in the map:


Too easy this was...
Hinkkanen @ 2012-10-20 09:35:59
Hinkkanen pictureVartiovene 55
Vartiovene 55 was moved back to the sea in April 2012 and is currently based in Helsinki.

Hinkkanen @ 2009-04-18 03:38:53
Hinkkanen pictureFire training area at Copenhagen airport
Live Maps picture shows that it is a rig, not a real aeroplane.
Hinkkanen @ 2009-04-16 12:47:02
Hinkkanen pictureGerman Navy Type 205 Submarine
Possibly U-12 since all others of the class are either scrapped or in museums (U-10 of this class is also in Wilhelmshaven in Marinemuseum nearby).
Hinkkanen @ 2009-04-13 11:30:14
Hinkkanen pictureRussian Kiev Class aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov
Now in the drydock nearby.

Hinkkanen @ 2009-04-13 09:40:19
Hinkkanen pictureTupolev Tu-114 Rossiya
Hinkkanen @ 2009-03-12 07:13:55
Hinkkanen pictureRAF North Weald
Hinkkanen @ 2007-03-11 09:08:29
Hinkkanen picturePitcairn Islands
The island in the thumbnail is Henderson Island which is part of Pitcairn Island Colony but Pitcairn itself is further southwest even if Google's map view calls it Pitcairn. There's no useful satellite picture of Pitcairn itself on the Google Maps.
Hinkkanen @ 2007-03-10 13:20:04
Hinkkanen picturede Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk over Enfield
Hinkkanen @ 2007-03-04 06:29:24
Hinkkanen pictureBig offshore platform
This probably one of the up to 20 mothballed oil and gas rigs that have been parked up in the Cromarty Firth.

Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-17 16:25:03
Hinkkanen pictureSmall sub ?
I think it is a sailboat, possible with masts taken down and most of the deck covered with some kind of protective awning.
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-14 16:08:45
Hinkkanen pictureShipbreaking at Alang beach
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-14 12:56:42
Hinkkanen pictureSunk and sinking ships
This is the wreck of cruise liner "Rasa Sayang". She was originally Bergensfjord of the Norwegian America Line completed in 1956. She was sold to the French line in 1971 and renamed "De Grasse". In 1973 she was sold again and became "Rasa Sayang". On 17th August 1980, a fire started in the engine room whilst she was under refurbishment at Perama, Greece. She was towed out of the docks and capsized and sank near the island of Kynosoura, some kilometres from Perama.

Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-14 12:14:15
Hinkkanen pictureKortenaer class frigate
Sailed away...
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-14 10:59:58
Hinkkanen pictureCruise ships in Marseille
These were probably the ships of Renaissance Cruises which went bankrupt in 2001 and were laid up in Merseilles until sold.

Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-14 10:58:26
Hinkkanen pictureCruise ships in Marseille
Sailed away since, These were probably the ships of Renaissance Cruises which went bankrupt in 2001 and were laid up in Merseilles until sold.

Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-13 15:36:17
Hinkkanen pictureSunken Ship Off Iranian Coast
Perhaps (and this is just perhaps) this is the wreck of Iranian coastal minesweeper Shahbaz (US pennant number MCS 275 though built for Iran) which according to some sources was lost by fire in 1975 and according to British reports stricken in 1974 after collision damage. Size of the wreck at least is about right.
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-13 14:48:13
Hinkkanen pictureWreck of the liner Raffaello
This the wreck of the former Italian Atlantic liner Raffaello, information here:


And history and pictures of the ship here:

Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-13 13:09:08
Hinkkanen pictureContainer Ship Departing From Rotterdam
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-09 06:22:46
Hinkkanen pictureNorth American T-6A Texan at the Robert J Miller Airpark
Looks like North American AT-6 Texan to me. They were often converted to represent various WWII aircraft for movies because they were (and are) easily and more cheaply available than the real thing.
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-08 08:44:36
Hinkkanen pictureBeef It Up
No longer there
Hinkkanen @ 2007-02-06 08:12:58
Hinkkanen pictureWave class fast fleet tanker
It's a Wave class fast fleet tanker, either RFA Wave Ruler or RFA Wave Knight

Hinkkanen @ 2006-11-27 13:40:46
Hinkkanen pictureCity of Truva
This is the modern city of Truva. The ruins of ancient Troy lie west of it, here:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-11-24 16:22:50
Hinkkanen pictureFS Clemenceau (R 98)
I'm sorry but it most certainly is the Clemenceau, picture here:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-20 14:43:19
Hinkkanen pictureOdd Chinese aircraft facility
Looks like Antonov AN-12 although I'm not really sure
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-16 13:00:33
Hinkkanen pictureEmpty piece of Wales
Filled up, no longer there, or should it in this case be: there at last?
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-15 12:25:34
Hinkkanen pictureGrumman S2F Tracker at Glendale Municipal
It's Tracker alright or possibly its transport version called Trader.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-15 12:14:30
Hinkkanen pictureChina Aviation Museum
It's Tupolev TU-4, Wikipedia has more info, also about this particular plane:

Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-15 07:09:17
Hinkkanen pictureChina Aviation Museum
Some of the exhibits are quite interesting:

Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-13 16:21:03
Hinkkanen pictureAirbus Beluga being loaded with another airplane at Airbus Plant
I think it is being unloaded. I have a map from the other end of the line:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-08 13:40:12
Hinkkanen pictureNuraghe Barumini
This is really an answer to private message but I put it in here since you are not yourself accepting them: You can't edit your own submission. Only moderators can do that. If you want corrections made, tell it us with a comment to your submission. After corrections are made we will delete the comment. Anyway, welcome to Virtual Globetrotting!
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-08 03:54:45
Hinkkanen pictureBridge & road building
The bridge has since been finished.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-06 12:17:55
Hinkkanen pictureFrench AWACS aircraft
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-03 03:02:26
Hinkkanen pictureOsumi class landing ship
It's an Osumi class landing ship. I posted an another one earlier here:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-02 14:18:36
Hinkkanen pictureWelcome Aboard
Hinkkanen @ 2006-10-01 05:03:57
Hinkkanen pictureAirplane on the roof of Bremen Airport
Hinkkanen @ 2006-09-27 10:27:18
Hinkkanen pictureLandlocked Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier in China
Perhaps the intention was not to built an exact replica of anything but just to make a "generic" aircraft carrier look-a-like.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-09-27 05:22:08
Hinkkanen pictureLandlocked Kuznetsov-class aircraft carrier in China
It is a replica of Nimitz-class carrier, info and pictures here:


The site is called Orient Green Boat Theme Park.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-09-17 10:29:43
Hinkkanen pictureAircraft Carrier USS Oriskany (CV-34)
Good job!
Hinkkanen @ 2006-09-12 12:35:03
Hinkkanen pictureSailplanes pulled by cars
I think they are not being launched but just being moved around.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-07-22 14:00:54
Hinkkanen pictureBoeing 707-320B at Thebephatshwa / Molepolole Air Force Base (FBTP)
I think it's just a Boeing 747
Hinkkanen @ 2006-07-09 13:19:06
Hinkkanen pictureRAF Woodvale
What is it with this particular map that invites spam? I have already deleted a few earlier today.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-24 13:12:52
Hinkkanen pictureJapanese writing at Okinawa
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-24 11:37:11
Hinkkanen pictureSand dunes in interesting shapes
Keep looking...
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-24 07:53:46
Hinkkanen pictureFootball
Your American football should really be called handball but then again that's another ballgame... ;=)
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-24 07:49:31
Hinkkanen pictureAden International Airport (ADE)
This is the former RAF Khormaksar
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-24 03:59:00
Hinkkanen pictureFootball
In most parts of the world this is called football
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-23 12:09:30
Hinkkanen pictureMiG-29s(?) at Yelizovo Air Base
These are Mig-31s, according to Wikipedia they are deployed at Yelizovo.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-23 09:29:56
Hinkkanen pictureEngels Air Base
It seems to be about three kilometers long, isn't that enough?
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-23 05:34:16
Hinkkanen pictureUnknown Aircraft at Sondok
Might also be Lisunov Li-2, Soviet built version of DC-3 (NATO reporting name Cab, had loading door on the other side of fuselage and different engines) of which over 2000 were built.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-07 07:10:43
Hinkkanen picture"Special Delivery" B-25 and SBD-5 (A-24B) at the Lone Star Flight Museum
It's Douglas SBD-5 (A-24B) according to info link. It also has USAAF serial and that means it is really army version (A-24B) just painted with the Navy colours.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-05 14:07:19
Hinkkanen pictureJyväskylä Airport (JYV/EFJY)
This airport is also a military base, the home of Finnish Air Force Headquarters and Support Squadron and various other installations. There is a also Central Finland Aviation Museum located here but there is not much to see on Google Maps as exhibits are indoors because of the Finnish weather.

Note that there's a small plane landing...
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-05 13:31:44
Hinkkanen pictureCorsair or Hellcat
It looks too small to be either one compared to other aircraft around. Perhaps it is a homebuilt replica. These are usually smaller than the fullsize originals and are often sold in kit form from the firms like Loehle Aircraft Corporation (http://www.loehle.com/).
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-05 06:06:31
Hinkkanen pictureStrange Airplane
I thought about Mistral at first but the horizontal tailplane is of a type used only on two-seaters and the French did not built two-seaters.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-04 10:36:27
Hinkkanen picturePuttgarden hafen
Welcome but please be careful with those URL's (check that they work right before you post).
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-03 05:15:36
Hinkkanen pictureThree submarines at Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft
Left one looks like Type 206 boat (they have the distinctive dome at the bow), other two are 212's or 214's
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-01 14:50:18
Hinkkanen pictureStrange Airplane
There might be a covering over the cockpit.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-06-01 11:32:36
Hinkkanen pictureStrange Airplane
Looks like a two-seater Vampire. Tail fits and here is one (es Swiss Air Force) flying in France
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-31 08:52:45
Hinkkanen pictureStampe S.V.4
I think this is also Morane Saulnier MS 317
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-31 08:12:12
Hinkkanen pictureCorsair F4U-5NL
Grumman F6F Hellcat?
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-31 08:05:43
Hinkkanen pictureMilitary airplanes
I would say T-33, Mirage III and Dassault Mystere or Super Mystere. I looked here a few weeks ago when I posted the Vautour nearby but had no time to search references to positively identify the Mystere, so I passed this one.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-30 10:53:05
Hinkkanen pictureCastle Howard
Castle Howard was used as Brideshead in Granada Television's excellent 1981 TV adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's 1945 novel Brideshead Revisited.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083390/ (TV)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brideshead_Revisited (book)
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-29 12:47:14
Hinkkanen pictureA Destroyed Transport
Antonov An-12
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-29 12:46:25
Hinkkanen pictureA destroyed An-12 Transport
It's Antonov An-12
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-29 12:42:17
Hinkkanen pictureIraqi Transports (An-12's) on Airstrip
More likely Antonov An-12
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-28 07:22:57
Hinkkanen pictureCuxhaven/Nordholz Sea Airport (FCN/ETMN)
Thumbnail shows one of Breguet Atlantics of the Deutsche Marine based here. They are being replaced by Locheed P-3 Orions.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-28 07:19:10
Hinkkanen pictureBremen Airport - Flughafen Bremen (BRE/EDDW)
Aircraft in the thumbnail would have been worth posting separately. It is VFW-614 nineteen of which were built by Fokker VFW consortium in early 1970's. Its engines were mounted on pylons above the wings.
http://www.vfw614.de/index2_e.html (about the type in general)
http://www.vfw614.de/restaurierung_g15_e.html (about this particular aircraft)
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-28 06:20:41
Hinkkanen pictureAeropark at East Midlands Airport
In Live Local the aircraft are on the other side of runway.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-27 09:18:11
Hinkkanen pictureShips on River Fal
Live Local shows many more, wonder which one is older...
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-26 08:37:21
Hinkkanen pictureKigali International Airport (KGL/HRYR)
Plane in the thumbnail is Douglas DC-8
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-22 14:43:16
Hinkkanen picturePink Rabbit
Doesn't really matter, everyone does it, and it most certainly works the other way around, too.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-22 13:17:53
Hinkkanen pictureMontenegro (New country)
They voted to end the union with Serbia but it has not officially been dissolved yet.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-18 16:04:57
Hinkkanen pictureHurel-Dubois HD-34
French elegance...
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-18 12:11:11
Hinkkanen pictureFS Clemenceau (R 98)
Clemenceau arrived to Brest yesterday 17th May 2006 and her fate is still undecided.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-15 16:11:07
Hinkkanen pictureSaint-Louis-Arzviller inclined plane
This is Arzviller-Saint-Louis transverse incline on Marne-Rhine Canal opened in 1969 to bypass 17 old locks.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-15 06:50:25
Hinkkanen pictureOld Navy trainer
North American T-28 Trojan
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-13 09:49:35
Hinkkanen pictureSubmarine U-995
It's the Laboe Naval Memorial (Das Marine-Ehrenmal), here:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-11 15:45:25
Hinkkanen pictureEastham Refinery
This is probably Eastham Refinery at the beginning of Manchester Ship Canal
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-07 11:42:19
Hinkkanen pictureEuropean Archeological Park
I think it's on the German side of the border. German link here:
Some info in English here:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-07 07:19:24
Hinkkanen pictureFort V Włochy
This one seems to have gone back to the nature...
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-03 08:50:19
Hinkkanen pictureDornier Do 27
It's not WW1 aircraft. It's Dornier Do 27 from the fifties and as you can see from the shadow, it's not a biplane but a monoplane.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-02 14:28:50
Hinkkanen pictureFernsehturm Stuttgart - world's first TV Tower made of concrete
I have already posted world's first TV tower. It's here:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-02 10:23:48
Hinkkanen pictureDover Transmitter
Thanks, should have chosen more spectalurar one for number 1000 but lost count for the moment.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-01 10:15:08
Hinkkanen pictureAMVD Museum
There's some reorganisation since, should be Republic RF-84 Thunderflash, Vickers Varsity & Fouga Magister.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-01 06:32:31
Hinkkanen picture2004-12-26 - Lhok Nga, town destroyed by the tsunami
This is the town of Lhok Nga (or Lhoknga)
Hinkkanen @ 2006-05-01 01:10:49
Hinkkanen pictureDornier Do 28 & Sikorsky S-58
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-30 13:11:19
Hinkkanen pictureTwo icebreakers
The one on the right looks like one of the Nikitich class, sister ships of the Dobrynja Nikitich, now German Stephan Jantzen:
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-30 10:48:08
Hinkkanen picturePalinuro
Noticed that and there are three more elsewhere in the harbour, two which I have already posted.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-28 13:19:51
Hinkkanen pictureTraining airliner mockup
Fire training rig, there are others at least in Stansted and Luton
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-23 10:32:38
Hinkkanen pictureFloating icepack or, possibly, clouds
Gone away, melted...
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-23 08:05:56
Hinkkanen pictureClouds? Ice? Map Anomoly? Atlantis in the Gulf of Bothnia?
Ice have melted, it's gone now.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-17 14:28:31
Hinkkanen pictureShort Belfast C.1
Four-engined jet behind Belfast is Boeing 707-321C EL-AKJ (cn 19375/662)
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-17 14:06:59
Hinkkanen pictureAirplane with its tail falling off
Boeing 727-251(F) OY-SES of TNT (Sterling European Airlines), it was used for spares
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-17 05:13:10
Hinkkanen pictureArmoured river gunboat Humaita at Presidential Palace
Armoured river gunboat Humaita, laid down in Genoa, Italy April 1929, launched 1930 and completed May 1931, was originally named Capitan Cabral. Sister ship Paraguay (pennant number C1) is also likely to be somewhere in Asuncion.
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-16 14:09:50
Hinkkanen pictureCarnival Cruise Ship 'Ecstacy'
Nice, built in Helsinki, Finland
Hinkkanen @ 2006-04-15 16:09:32
Hinkkanen pictureEddie F**k
Of course this can be called "Eddie F**k" if American sensibilities can't take the F-word ;=)