Sunday, September 09, 2012

Modern Mechanix covers

As someone who loves science fiction from the early 20th century I have always found the covers of Modern Mechanix (or Mechanics) magazine to be fascinating. Not just for the often bizarre and sometimes prescient ideas they present but for the beauty of the artwork. I mean- just look at these! Nice, huh?


Brian Lindsey said...

Love the one featuring the "War Snowmobile".

BTW: In WWII the Red Army used armed snowmobiles in the northern sector of the Eastern Front, against the Finns and the Germans. Although the vehicles carried a machine gun, they were mainly used for re-supply missions behind friendly lines. (Whenever they were caught in a firefight the machines were chewed to pieces.)

Rod Barnett said...

Just the thought that ONE of these covers became reality makes me so happy I can't even describe it!