Where’s the pilot? Well, maybe it’s not a plane. Maybe it’s a missile of some sort. But then, where’s the warhead? You’re looking at a G.H. Davis cutaway drawing, 1956, of a Leduc 021 ramjet aircraft. No pilot, no warhead. The Leduc 021 was carried up by a Languedoc airliner, Space Shuttle-style, and then released. […]
Bio and illustrations of G.H. Davis, British artist (1881-1963).
A nice G.H. Davis cutaway (note “France” added just above his signature) of a French Baroudeur SE-5000. See the landing gear on the Baroudeur? No? That’s because the Baroudeur (roughly translated to “adventurer”) is leaving its landing gear behind on the ground. That’s right, the SE-5000 carried no gear, instead relying on a wheeled trolley […]
A circa 1950 G.H. Davis cutway drawing of two Soviet T-34 tanks (in the rear is the bottom of the upcoming Joseph Stalin III tank). The T-34 weighed about 34 tons, with a 500 hp diesel engine. Max speed: 30 mph. Source: Popular Mechanics November 1950
Like most magazine illustrators of the early to mid 20th century, little is known about George Horace Davis. From a site dedicated to The Illustrated London News (ILN), we learn that he spent 40 years contributing to that publication, producing up to 2,500 pages of illustrations. Born in Kensington in 1881, Davis was first published […]