Nov 302011
 

Manufacturer: Newport News Shipbuilding (Virginia)

Commissioned: November 25,1961

Type: Aircraft Carrier

Class: Enterprise Class

Cost: $451 millon

Length: 1,123 ft

Displacement: 93,284 long tons

Speed: 33.6 knots

Powerplant: 8 × Westinghouse A2W nuclear reactors

Compliment: 5,828 Maximum

Aircraft: 70-90

Trivia:  Since the ship has nuclear reactors, the range of the ship is measured in years–up to 25!

 

Nov 292011
 

 

Manufacturer: Krupp (Germany)

Model: 288 bucket wheel excavator

Tonnage: 13,500 tons

Length: 721 ft

Height: 315 ft

Wheel Size: 21.6 meters

Max Throughput:  240,000 tons daily

Owner: Rheinbraun

Similar Models:  Bagger 281 (1958), Bagger 285 (1975), Bagger 287 (1976), Bagger 288 (1978), Bagger 291 (1993)

Trivia:  Replaced NASA’s crawler transporter as the largest land vehicle, but was then beaten by the Bagger 293!