High Definition Wallpapers

September 25th, 2014

Going Down

We return to our Games category today with this great wallpaper form Halo 4. The Master Chief looks on, helpless to do anything, as the mighty UNSC Infinity falls into the gravity well of the Forerunner planet Requiem. The Master Chief must salvage the situation and stop the Forerunner known as the Didact, whom he unknowingly […]

Going Down
September 24th, 2014

R-7 Launch

This amazing picture gives us not only an amazing desktop background, but an ironic historical twist. It’s a Russian R-7 rocket launching from Baikonur Cosmodrome, but it’s carrying an American crew to the ISS. Since the R-7 was originally designed as the USSR’s first ICBM, able to carry nuclear warheads to America, the fact that […]

Expedition 18 Soyuz TMA-13 Launch
September 23rd, 2014

Walking in Space

We return to our Space theme (and space itself) with this iconic image from the American Gemini IV mission in June of 1965. It was the first American mission to include a spacewalk (properly known as an EVA, or Extra-Vehicular Activity), carried out by astronaut Ed White (who would tragically die in the Apollo 1 […]

Spac Walk
September 22nd, 2014

Eurofighter Typhoon

We return to the present day with this wallpaper featuring three Eurofighter Typhoons of the Italian Air Force flying in (very) close formation on patrol somewhere. These fighters are amongst the best in the world and are the result of a close collaboration between many European nations, including Britain. Not only are the fighters highly […]

Close Formation
September 21st, 2014

The Dambusters

Our blast from the past continues: this amazing wallpaper shows a recreation of the famous Dambusters Raid (properly known as Operation Chastise) in May 1943. The huge Avro Lancaster bombers flew in low behind the dams at night, deploying the world-famous “bouncing bomb” invented by Barnes Wallis, destroying the of 617 Squadron Mohne and Edersee […]

Lancaster Bomber of Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Derwent Water
September 20th, 2014

The Memorial Flight

Our latest Aircraft-themed wallpaper is a blast from the past: the spectacular Battle of Britian Memorial Flight in close formation during one of their fly-bys. The mighty Avros Lancaster bomber is escorted by a Hawker Hurricane and a Supermaine Spitfire, the two legendary fighters from the eponymous battle in late 1940. These fighters carried “The […]

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
September 19th, 2014

The Vulcan

Today’s wallpaper features the famous Avro Vulcan nuclear bomber, referred to with backhanded affection as the Tin Triangle. These aircraft were built during the 1960′s as part of the RAF’s V-bomber force, designed to carry nuclear weapons to targets in Russia. They would fly in below Russian radar, only a few hundred feet off the […]

Avro Vulcan
September 18th, 2014

Concorde Takes Flight

Our aircraft theme just keeps going. Today’s wallpaper is this fantastic image of an Air France Concorde during takeoff. The main wheels have just left the ground as this amazing plane begins it’s speedy flight across the Atlantic. Conccorde was a technological marvel; a passenger jet that could cruiser at twice the speed of sound, […]

Concorde Takes Flight
September 17th, 2014

Turn and Burn

our Aircraft theme flies ever onwards. We one again have an American F-15E Strike Eagle, but this one appears to be in a spot of bother. He’s banking away rapidly to starboard and popping flares as fast as he can. No doubt some nefarious enemy has opened fire on him…or more likely it’s just a […]

Turn and Burn
September 16th, 2014

Missiles away!

We return to our Aircraft theme with today’s wallpaper, showing us a pair of American F-15E Strike Eagles out of Elemendorf AFB, Alaska,  launching what appear to be Sparrow air-to-air missiles. These fighters are big, powerful and fast, able to break the sound power while climbing straight up and mounting a wide and lethal array […]

Missiles Away
September 15th, 2014

Modern Panzers

We return to our Military theme today with this great image from the German Army. Three Leopard 2 Main Battle Tanks advance in open formation across a field, their powerful main guns aimed forward vigilantly. These tanks are among the most advanced in the world, and, along with the American Abrams and the British Challenger […]

Kampfpanzer Leopard 2 A5
September 14th, 2014

M104, The Sombrero Galaxy

Our journey through the universe and it’s wonders carrier on. Today we’re at the startling distance of 28 million light years, admiring the magnificent Sombrero Galaxy, otherwise known as Messier 104. This enormous spiral galaxy lies in the constellation of Virgo and is so named because, well, it looks like a giant Mexican hat. According […]

Sombrero Galaxy
September 13th, 2014

Hubble Ultra Deep Field

As a follow-up to our hubble Telescope wallpaper from earlier, we present this astonishing image taken by the Hubble itself. It may look like an ordinary starfield but it is so much more. Within this image, which shows a tiny patch of sky in the constellation Fornax, lie some of the most distant galaxies ever […]

Hubble Ultra Deep Field
September 12th, 2014

M57 The Ring Nebula

2300 light years away in the constellation of Lyra lurks the beautiful Ring Nebula, otherwise known as Messier 57. This amazing object is a planetary nebula, possibly one of the most misleading terms in astronomy as it isn’t really a nebula nor does it have anything to do with planets. It is the result of […]

M57 The Ring Nebula
September 11th, 2014

Hubble Space Telescope

Our space theme continues! This time we have a great image of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, designed and built in the 1970′s and 80′s before finally launching in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery on STS-31. The telescope is housed in a small satellite and contains a 2.4 metre main mirror which provides light […]

Hubble Space Telescope
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