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It will soon be 3 years as Peter has left us… way too soon… but his work lives on forever… Here are some of my favorite pieces made by him.

If you know his music, you will enjoy, if you don`t, you are about to discover another world…

Shades of Orion 2 – Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue (1995)

From the Earth to the Ceiling – Pete Namlook & Bill Laswell (Outland, 1994)

Pete Namlook & David Moufang – Tangent

Travelling Without Moving Part 2 – Pete Namlook (Air 2)

Into the desert – Pete Namlook (Silence III, 1998)

Happiness – Pete Namlook (Air V – Jeux Dangereux)

Sphäre II – Pete Namlook (Raumland Sphäre)

Exploration I – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Move D) – (Raumland Exploration 2007)

Footer – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Live In Heidelberg 2001)

May there be May – Pete Namlook and David Moufang / Move D – The Audiolounge (2000)

Coda – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Exploring the Psychedelic Landscape, 1996)


This is far from all that he made, much more can be found on my youtube channel:


Thank you all

There are many persons, movies, bands that influenced my life, and here are some of them:

Adrian Edmondson – Bottom
Rik Mayall – Bottom, the New Statesman
Muhammad Ali
Bruce Campbell
Arnold Schwartzenegger
Bill Laswell
Black Sabbath
Ozzy Osbourne
Blade Runner
Bubba Ho-Tep
Once upon a time in the west
Conan the Barbarian
Das Boot
Dire Straits
Donnie Darko
Dr. Strangelove
Eddie Money
Ennio Morricone
Faith no More
Mike Patton
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zeppelin
Monty Python
Jesse Ventura
Richard Pryor

But my post would not be complete without a large, high quality wallpaper collection of all of them:

Another brand, another high definition wallpaper collection, this time its BMW turn.

Just a collection of high quality and high definition Mercedes Benz Wallpapers. Enjoy😉

Best games ever😉 Fallout series

Supersport seduction with everyday versatility. That’s the concept of the new Z1000SX. The bike offers street riding excitement wrapped in seductive full-fairing styling that embodies its sporty performance. Add a number of convenience features and the result is a unique package more than able to satisfy a rider’s every desire.

And now for something new from Italy, new maxi supermoto from Aprilia – Dorsoduro 1200

Designed to enable even higher-level street riding, the new Z750R adds high-grade suspension and brake components from the 2009 and 2010 Z1000. A new front cowl and two-tone colouring give the latest Z model styling to match its increased performance. The sharpened performance and styling make the Z750R a high-grade middleweight Super Naked.


Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke In-Line Four
Displacement: 748 cm³
Bore x stroke: 68.4 x 50.9 mm
Compression ratio: 11.3:1
Valve/Induction system: DOHC, 16 valves
Fuel system: Fuel injection: ø32 mm x 4 (Keihin) with oval sub-throttles
Ignition: Digital
Starting: Electric
Lubrication: Forced lubrication, wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, return
Final Drive Sealed chain
Primary reduction ratio 1.714 (84/49)
Gear ratios: 1st 2.571 (36/14)
Gear ratios: 2nd 1.941 (33/17)
Gear ratios: 3rd 1.556 (28/18)
Gear ratios: 4th 1.333 (28/21)
Gear ratios: 5th 1.200 (24/20)
Gear ratios: 6th 1.095 (23/21)
Final reduction ratio 2.867 (43/15)
Clutch Wet multi-disc, manual
Frame type Tubular backbone (with engine sub-frame),high-tensile steel
Wheel travel, front 120 mm
Wheel travel, rear 134 mm
Tyre, front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
Tyre, rear 180/55ZR17M/C (73W)
Rake/Trail 24.5° / 103 mm
Steering angle, left / right 31° / 31°
Suspension, front 41 mm inverted fork with rebounddamping and spring preload adjustability
Suspension, rear Bottom-Link Uni-Trak, gas-charged shock with piggybackreservoirRebound damping: SteplessSpring preload: Stepless
Brakes, front Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discsCaliper: Dual radial-mount, opposed 4-piston
Brakes, rear Single 250 mm petal discCaliper: Single-piston
Dimensions (L x W x H) 2,085 mm x 795 mm x 1,070 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Seat height 825 mm
Curb Mass 224 kg / 227 kg (ABS)
Fuel capacity 18.5 litres
Maximum power 77.7 kW (106 PS) / 10,500 rpm
Maximum torque 78.0 N•m {8.0 kgƒ• m} / 8,300 rpm

At Intermot Kawasaki presented its most powerful superbike – ZX-10R, and here I`m presenting it to you with ultra high resolution photos of every single detail you could imagine😉

KTM presented brand new models for 2011 and I have already posted photos of the new bikes, but this time I have 131 ultra high resolution photos (perfect for wallpaper) of all bikes and the details. Hope you`ll enjoy it😉

Models included in the gallery are:

  • 350SX-F Factory
  • 690 Enduro
  • 690 SMC
  • 990 Adventure
  • 690 SM Limited Edition
  • 690 Duke Black Edition
  • 690 Duke R
  • 690 Duke White
  • RC8R in every possible variant🙂
  • 125 Sunt
  • 125 Race
  • 450 SX-F
  • eBike Offroad
  • eBike Street
  • 450 EXC
  • 530 EXC
  • 200 EXC
  • 250 EXC-F
  • 300 EXC Sixdays
  • 125 Duke
  • 990 SMT

Pete Namlook (born in Frankfurt, Germany) is an ambient and electronic music producer and composer. In 1992, he founded the German record label FAX +49-69/450464, which he masterminds…

This interview was made for portal.
Once upon a time there was a boy named Peter that was not creating fabulous music, how did he start doing it, what was the main “trigger”?

Listening to music actively from the start of my existence on. Great music from all kind of sources and styles was my trigger… the trigger to create my own definition of sound and music.

As everyone of us did, guess you also listened to all sorts of music (and are listening still), but for who would you say that had most of the influence on you? What were/are your favorite bands/musicians?

J.S.Bach, Eberhard Weber, Miles Davis, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chopin, Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, and a lot more

After some time in electronic music, you founded your own label company with curious name, can you tell us why such a name for label, and are you releasing only your music, or are you releasing other peoples music too?

The FAX machine was in the beginning of the 90ies a very innovative way to communicate.😉 The internet was not as omnipresent as it is today… as I did not want to spoil my artwork with too many contact adresses etc. I simply named my label after my FAXnumber. This way it was obvious for licensing partners, musicians and fans how to contact me.
Of course on FAX there are a lot of different artists… please have a look on

You are producing music for a long time now, and you have released many albums. How many are there?

About 440 releases including FAX +49-69/450464, Yesterday + Tomorrow, Rather Interesting not counting the reissues on my “world” label (57 reissues)

And how come there is so many of them?

Because I love creating and releasing music…

Can you describe us your working place, where do you create your music, and with out what you can not work?

My working space is on the highest floor of my house on the top of a hill … on the left I have a view into the forest.. on the right over fields and hills to the horizon. In front of me are my computer screens and I am surrounded by my mixer and a lot of sound sources including all my favourite Synths and Guitars.

Except from creating music, how do you spend your days, what makes you happy, what do you enjoy the most?

I do enjoy my family most and being very nature oriented and very keen on best possible food I am into gardening a lot. Also cutting wood from time to time when needed.

You put allot of yourself in your music.. when listening to your tracks, listener can actually feel what you were feeling… what gives you so much inspiration to be able to perfectly transform things from your head into the music you make?

Life is my main inspiration with all its complex and different facets… in its past, present and future form. Transforming feelings into music is very complex and very easy at the same time… one only has to let go from being “the best keyboard, guitar etc… player in the world” … simply learn everything about music that you can and then just play. When making music becomes as easy as breathing in and out it is easy to create whatever you like but it can only be performed with a lot of experience and I try to improve my sound and music with every composition.

You had many collaborations with many famous artists and there is special aura around every one of those collaborations… two or more mind in one track… do you prefer working alone or with someone else?

Both is nice… there is no preference

Is there any artist in the world that you would like to collaborate with, but you were not able to?

Oskar Sala … he died before we had the chance to collaborate (that we would collaborate was his wish but there was not enough time left)

If you HAD to chose something else than making music, what would it be, what would you do in your life?

to die !!… *laughs* … not really:

Making music is only a part of my daily work … a lot of office and creative work that comes with running a label, running a studio etc.
But I could do a lot of other things if I had to stop making music… I have quite some experience in a lot of different fields like banking, craftsmanship, gardening etc…
I would do everything that I do with my whole heart and try to do a great job. From my point of view: If you don’t do what you do with full dedication life becomes futile.
The question is not only what you do… but how you do it.
Perhaps handing over my knowledge in “creating music and how to release it” to students at a university would be the next logical step.

PC or MAC?

Both… Mac for creation PC for mastering.

What is your favorite piece of hardware in your studio?

This depends on the music to be performed… and cannot be answered in general
Every piece of equipment in my current studio has its place.

Time is passing by us very fast and everybody is trying to plan something in their lives. What are your plans for the future?

Improve my work until I die.

Thank you Pete!

Into the desert – Pete Namlook (Silence III, 1998)

Footer – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Live In Heidelberg 2001)

Keeper of the purple twilight – Pete Namlook & Bill Laswell (Outland 3, 1998)

Secretary – Pete Namlook & Atom Heart (3, 1993)

Exploration I – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Move D) – (Raumland Exploration 2007)

Exploration II – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Move D) – (Raumland Exploration 2007)

Exploration III – Pete Namlook & David Moufang (Move D) – (Raumland Exploration 2007)

Sphäre II – Pete Namlook (Raumland Sphäre)

Lost in Passion – Pete Namlook (Air I, 1993)

Minimalistic Overchill – Pete Namlook (Minimalistic Source)

Pete Namlook & David Moufang – Wired – Wear your love out

Pete Namlook & David Moufang – Wired – Asymptote

Pete Namlook & David Moufang – Wired – Hypoteneuse

Pete Namlook – A Long And Perilous Voyage (Part 3 & 4)

Pete Namlook – Sky Lounge (Fires of Ork)

Pete Namlook – Picnic (Silence V – 2001)

Pete Namlook & Jochem Paap – ntr t nw wrld (pp • nmlk – 2004)

Pete Namlook & David Moufang – Flexdollars (Home Shopping)

Pete Namlook & Geir Jensenn – In Heaven (Fires of Ork II)

Pete Namlook & David Moufang – Tangent

Mil Mi-24 Hind

Mil Mi-24 HIND


During the early 1960s, it became apparent to Soviet designer Mikhail Leont’yevich Mil that the trend towards ever-increasing battlefield mobility would result in the creation of flying infantry fighting vehicles, which could be used to perform both fire support and infantry transport missions. The first expression of this concept was a mock-up unveiled in 1966 in the experimental shop of the Ministry of Aircraft’s factory number 329 where Mil was head designer. The mock-up designated V-24 was based on another project, the V-22 utility helicopter, which itself never flew. The V-24 was similar in layout and configuration to the UH-1A Huey, with a central infantry compartment that could hold eight troops sitting back to back, and a set of small wings positioned to the top rear of the passenger cabin, capable of holding up to six missiles or rockets, with a twin-barreled GSh-23L cannon fixed to the landing skid.

Mil proposed the design to the heads of the Soviet armed forces, and while he had the support of a number of strategists in the armed forces, he was opposed by several more senior members of the armed forces who believed that conventional weapons were a better use of resources. Despite the opposition, Mil managed to persuade the defence minister’s first deputy, Marshal Andrey A. Grechko, to convene an expert panel to look into the matter. While the panel’s opinions were mixed, supporters of the project eventually held sway, and a request for design proposals for a battlefield support helicopter was issued. The development of gunships and attack helicopters by the US Army during the Vietnam War convinced the Soviets of the advantages of armed helicopter ground support doctrine. This had a positive influence on moving forward with the development of the Mi-24.

Mil Mi-24 HIND A

Mil Mi-24 HIND A

Mil engineers prepared two basic designs: a 7-ton single-engine design and a 10.5-ton twin-engine design, both based on the 1,700 hp Izotov TV3-177A turboshaft. Later, three complete mock-ups were produced, along with five cockpit mock-ups to allow the pilot and weapon station operator positions to be fine-tuned.

The Kamov bureau suggested an army version of their Ka-25 Hormone ASW helicopter as a low-cost option. This was considered but later dropped in favor of the new Mil twin-engine design. A number of changes were made at the insistence of the military, including the replacement of the 23 mm cannon with a rapid-fire heavy machine gun mounted in a chin turret, and the use of the then-under development 9K114 Shturm (AT-6 Spiral) anti-tank missile.

A directive was issued on 6 May 1968 to proceed with development of the twin-engine design. Work proceeded under Mil until his death in 1970. Detailed design work began in August 1968 under the codename Yellow 24. A full scale mock-up of the design was reviewed and approved in February 1969. Flight tests with a prototype began on 15 September 1969 with a tethered hover, and four days later the first free flight was conducted. A second prototype was built, followed by a test batch of ten helicopters.

Acceptance testing for the design began in June 1970, continuing for 18 months. Changes made in the design addressed structural strength and fatigue problems, and reduced vibration levels. Also, a 12-degree anhedral was introduced to the wings to address the aircraft’s tendency to Dutch roll at speeds in excess of 200 km/h, and the Falanga missile pylons were moved from the fuselage to the wingtips. This gave the helicopter its characteristic wings. The tail rotor was moved from the right to the left side of the tail, and the rotation direction reversed. The tail rotor now rotated up on the side towards the front of the aircraft, into the downwash of the rotor, which increased the efficiency of the tail rotor. A number of other design changes were made until the production version Mi-24A (izdeliye 245) entered production in 1970, obtaining its IOC in 1971. It was officially accepted into the state arsenal in 1972.

Russia has developed the Mi-28 Havoc and Ka-50 attack helicopters, which are smaller and more maneuverable and do not have the large cabin for carrying troops. The Russian Navy however has no plans to retire their small number of Mi-24s. As for the Russian air force the service is severely short of funds, the “krokodil” will serve for many years to come.


The core of the aircraft was derived from the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name “Hip”): two top-mounted turboshaft engines driving a mid-mounted 17.3 m five-blade main rotor and a three-blade tail rotor. The engine configuration gave the aircraft its distinctive double air intake. Original versions have an angular greenhouse-style cockpit; Model D and later have a characteristic tandem cockpit with a “double bubble” canopy. Other airframe components came from the Mi-14 “Haze”. Two mid-mounted stub wings provide weapon hardpoints, each offering three stations, in addition to providing lift. The load-out mix is mission dependent; Mi-24s can be tasked with close air support, anti-tank operations, or aerial combat.

Mil Mi-8 Hip

Mil Mi-8 Hip

The body is heavily armored and can resist impacts from .50 caliber (12.7 mm) rounds from all angles, including the titanium rotor blades. The cockpit is an even more heavily armored titanium tub and can resist impact from 37mm cannon rounds. The cockpit and crew compartment are overpressurized to protect the crew in NBC conditions.

Considerable attention was given to making the Mi-24 fast. The airframe was streamlined, and fitted with retractable tricycle undercarriage landing gear to reduce drag. The wings provide considerable lift at high speed, up to a quarter of total lift. The main rotor was tilted 2.5° to the right from the fuselage to counteract dissymmetry of lift at high speed and provide a more stable firing platform. The landing gear was also tilted to the left so the rotor would still be level when the aircraft was on the ground, making the rest of the airframe tilt to the left. The tail was also asymmetrical to give a side force at speed, thus unloading the tail rotor.

A modified Mi-24B, named A-10, was used in several speed and time to climb world record attempts. The helicopter had been modified to reduce weight as much as possible, and among the measures used was to remove the stub wings.[5] The speed record over a closed 1000 km course set on August 13, 1975 of 332.65 km/h still stands, as does many of the female specific records set by the all female crew of Galina Rastorgoueva and Ludmila Polyanskaia. On 21 September 1978 the A-10 set the absolute speed record for helicopters with 368.4 km/h over a 15/25 km course. The record stood until 1986 when it was broken by the current record holder, a modified Westland Lynx.

As a combination gunship and troop transport, the Mi-24 has no direct NATO counterpart. Though some[who?] have compared the UH-1 (“Huey”) as NATO’s direct counterpart to the Mi-24, this is inaccurate. While UH-1s were used in Vietnam either to ferry troops, or were used as gunships, they were not able to do both at the same time. Converting a UH-1 into a gunship meant stripping the entire passenger area to accommodate extra fuel and ammunition, making it useless for troop transport. The Mi-24 was designed to do both, and this was greatly exploited by airborne units of the Soviet Army during the 1980–1989 Soviet war in Afghanistan. The closest Western equivalent was the Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk, which used many of the same design principles and was also built as a high-speed, high-agility attack helicopter with limited troop transport capability; it, like the Mi-24, was also designed using many components from an already existing product, the Sikorsky S-61, itself a close approximation to the Mi-8/Mi-14. The S-67, however, was never adopted for service. Another relatively close western equivalent is the US MH-60L Direct Action Penetrator, a special purpose variant of the UH-60 Black Hawk which is capable of mounting a variety of weapons on its stub wings, including AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rockets, in addition to being able to carry up to 14 troops. The MH-60L is also similar in size compared to the Mi-24, but is more utility biased, lacks armor and can carry more troops and payload.

General characteristics

Crew: 2-3: pilot, weapons system officer and technician (optional)
Capacity: 8 troops or 4 stretchers
Length: 17.5 m (57 ft 4 in)
Rotor diameter: 17.3 m (56 ft 7 in)
Wingspan: 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in)
Height: 6.5 m (21 ft 3 in)
Disc area: 235 m² (2,530 ft²)
Empty weight: 8,500 kg (18,740 lb)
Max takeoff weight: 12,000 kg (26,500 lb)
Powerplant: 2× Isotov TV3-117 turbines, 1,600 kW (2,200 hp) each


Maximum speed: 335 km/h (208 mph)
Range: 450 km (280 miles)
Service ceiling: 4,500 m (14,750 ft)


Flexible 12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun

Flexible 12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun

Internal guns

  • flexible 12.7 mm Yakushev-Borzov Yak-B Gatling gun on most variants. Maximum of 1,470 rounds of ammunition.
  • fixed twin-barrel GSh-30K on the Mi-24P. 750 rounds of ammunition.
  • flexible twin-barrel GSh-23L on the Mi-24VP and Mi-24VM. 450 rounds of ammunition.
  • PKT passenger compartment window mounted machine guns

External stores

  • Total payload is 1,500 kg of external stores.
  • Inner hardpoints can carry at least 500 kg
  • Outer hardpoints can carry up to 250 kg
  • Wing-tip pylons can only carry the 9M17 Phalanga (in the Mi-24A-D) or the 9K114 Shturm complex (in the Mi-24V-F).


  • Bombs within weight range (presumably ZAB, FAB, RBK, ODAB etc.), Up to 500 kg.
  • MBD multiple ejector racks (presumably MBD-4 with 4xFAB-100)
  • KGMU2V submunition/mine dispenser pods

First-generation armament (standard production Mi-24D)

  • GUV-8700 gunpod (with a 12.7 mm Yak-B + 2×7.62 mm GShG-7.62 mm combination or one 30 mm AGS-17)
  • UB-32 S-5 rocket launchers
  • S-24 240 mm rocket
  • 9M17 Phalanga (a pair on each wingtip pylon)

Second-generation armament (Mi-24V, Mi-24P and most upgraded Mi-24D)

  • UPK-23-250 gunpod carrying the GSh-23L
  • B-8V20 a lightweight long tubed helicopter version of the S-8 rocket launcher
  • 9K114 Shturm in pairs on the outer and wingtip pylons

And here is something for all of you Hind lovers… complete high resolution picture walkaround😉

No matter if you are a 3D modeler or scale modeler, this is the reference you simply gotta have.
Of course, I included the blueprint😉