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autos Updated: May 06, 2010 02:03 IST
Debjeet Kundu
Debjeet Kundu
Hindustan Times
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It’s Motilal Nehru’s birthday today. We tracked down this hoodless-beauty that the freedom fighter drove. Currently owned by vintage car connoisseur Ravi Prakash, it has ‘Made in Birmingham, England, in 1928’ engraved on it.

Flights of fantasy
Known as the ‘Jug’, the P-47 Thunderbolt was the biggest, heaviest, and most expensive fighter aircraft in history to be powered by a single reciprocating engine. It first flew on this day in 1941.

One of the first of a new generation of combat aircraft, the Curtiss P-36 Hawk also took off on its first flight on this day in 1935.