"Rusty Bits"

“Rusty Bits”; small stories, impressions and whatever may come to my mind…

Pilatus PC 6 Porter

Development on the PC 6 Porter started in 1957 and on 4. May 1959 the first prototype took off. Since December 1959 this aircraft is in production and until today nothing better came up – after nearly 55 years!

Below a brochure printed in the “German Democratic Republic” in 1966. Surprisingly it is a pure technical brochure and no political statements are made; not even a statement that there is a Sovjet aircraft of similar capacity as the Porter.

And to come back to the topic “desert”: Here the Porter HB-FLE of Zimex Aviation in Libya (2007). The location of this provisional landing strip is some kilometres south of Giarabub at the northern edge of the Calanscio Sand Sea.

04.01.2014 20:28 | Kuno Gross

Lawrence of Arabia

Peter O'Toole passed away in December 2013. Here a big variety of cinema posters of the movie which made him famous:

19.12.2013 23:40 | Kuno Gross


Not much to say. The little Scorpion obviously did not like to be photographed and did what he could to dig in to the sand…

20.12.2013 09:51 | Kuno Gross

The Reivers

The Reivers in the series War Stories from Garth Ennis and Cam Kennedy tells the story of an SAS patrol in the desert campaign of WWII. It is definitvely not a historically correct story but it has a new approach, away from the standard known until present. It was first published in 2003 but only recently I became aware of it – it is well worth buying.

14.12.2013 13:44 | Kuno Gross