CENTURION

Tested and proven from Korea to Sinai, this British-made battle tank still does good service around the world

The British Royal Armoured Corps emerged from World War II shaken by the relative lack of success of the various British pre-war and wartime tank designs Not one tank had combined all the virtues or had even approached a reasonable compromise The early designs had been under-gunned and unreliable, while of the later models the Cromwell was limited to the 75mm gun by the size of its turret ring and the Churchill, although well-armed, thickly armored and agile, was desperately slow Consequently,

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C40 SPEEDHAWK CHRONOGRAPH

IN A STOOPING DIVE THE PEREGRINE FALCON CAN REACH SPEEDS OF 200MPH (320KPH), MAKING IT ONE OF THE FASTEST CREATURES ON THE PLANET. A SILHOUETTE OF THIS REMARKABLE BIRD OF PREY IN A STOOP FORMS THE COUNTER BALANCE ON THE SECOND HAND OF THE C40 SPEEDHAWK, WHICH GIVES AN INDICATION OF THE PERFORMANCE FROM THIS AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH.

A development from the highly successful C4 Peregrine model, the C40 Speedhawk Chronograph was introduced in 2009 and marked a significant leap forward for Christopher Ward. The all-important improvement was the introduction of the famous Eta 7750 Valjoux movement, the hypnotic operation of

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Bulldog Breed

The Mack AC is quite a remarkable truck. The first example was built in 1916 and after a further 40,297 the final Mack AC came out of the factory in 1939. A production run of 24 years without any significant changes to the design is really quite unusual feat suggesting that the designers got it right first time.

The origins of Mack go back to 1901 when the Mack brothers formed the “Mack Brothers Company” in New York and built their first vehicle (a 1-ton bus) the same year. Four years later the business had moved to Allentown Pennsylvania and

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British POLO today

Ponies thunder across fields, millionaires swarm the skies in their choppers, absurdly handsome Argentinians squeeze themselves into tight white jeans — there is nothing quite like polo season in full swing. By Matthew Bell

It cost Lyndon Lea £5m to shake hands with the Queen. That’s roughly how much Lea, a ju-jitsu-honed financier, will have spent during a year as patron of his high-goal polo team, Zacara, which won the Cartier Queens Cup in June. His team of four, including the absurdly handsome Argentinian 10-goaler, Facundo Pieres (polo players are ranked and given a handicap, the lowest being -2 and

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British Airways — Planning for the future

While it has always strived to maintain its reputation as “the world’s favourite”, it has been nearly two decades since British Airways first introduced a new type to its fleet — but in early July the airline did just that. In fact it unveiled two new aircraft on the same day as it embarks on a £5 billion upgrade to its long-haul fleet which sees the company preparing for an exciting future.

Super Jumbo

As the airline’s first Airbus A380 doubledecker touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) it marked a new start for not just BA, but also the

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BRITISH AIRWAYS SPEEDBIRD CENTRE

British Airways’ Speedbird Centre is perhaps one of the least known aviation museums in the country… yet it is home to some absolute treasures.

Sure, there are no actual aeroplanes or lumps of decaying metal with historical significance, Instead, there is memorabilia, models, uniforms, medals and a wealth of historically significant objects that will fascinate, educate and enthral.

Waterside

The ‘museum’ itself is housed in the architecturally stunning Waterside building, which has been home to British Airways headquarters since 1998.

The design has won countless awards and is comprised of six limestone-clad four-storey horseshoe-shaped sections, all of which back on

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Daring frequency

Six artists that fully reflect the spirit of young music: punk from the sleeping area of ​​London, the Swedish techno and country erotomanka.

GENIUS RAP Chief Keith Chicago

Chief Keith lives in a large two-storey house in one of the northern suburbs of Chicago. Keefe — nee Keith Kozart — moved here in December, at the insistence of managers who have decided to take him away from the bandit’s South Side. However, since the rapper was often away. At the beginning of the year, he spent two months in prison, violating the rules of probation for carrying a weapon

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Backing the right horse

Paul Beaver reports on the British Army’s search for a new attack helicopter.

AS THE COMPETITION to provide the British Army’s largest defence contract this decade enters the final furlong, there are two strong favourites neck-and-neck in a six-horse race. Even at this stage, there is still room for one of the other runners to take the lead and win the £2 billion jackpot.

Before the British House of Commons goes into its summer recess, the Secretary of State for Defence will have told Parliament which attack helicopter will arm the Army Air Corps in the next century.

The choice

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BRITISH HOUSE new ways

Birthdays in Ibiza, motley crowd at Coachella — from the British duo of Guy and Howard Lawrence’s life is good

Last May, Guy Lawrence threw a party on his twenty-first birthday. It turned out that it was held on the roof of the castle in Ibiza, where Guy with his younger brother Howard — together they make up the duo entered the Disclosure- DJ booth and gave out your favorite house-groove for ten thousand mad ravers at the walls. «This is just one of the advantages of our profession,» — says 22-year-old has a DJ and producer.

Stylish filled

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Blues without peace

For me "SVET BOOGIE BAND" opened a music critic Dmitry Podberezskayaand. It was a DVD-disc with the concert had not yet completely untwisted blues band with a pretty solid title in one of Moscow clubs. Not the athletic type boy in outfit a la "Chicago 1930" published in English deepest guttural sounds that normally associate with the "dark" classics of the genre. The repertoire was precisely chykaski traditional blues, boogie piano. And — of mandatory harmonica. Even from the recording can be realized in which the audience was ecstatic. Uniformly dentist Education Svyatoslav Hodanovich changed the dental office on stage

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