The Saratoga is part of the U.S. Atlantic fleet and participated in operation Desert Storm in 1990/91. Launched in 1956, this aircraft carrier is continuously up-dated, especially its radar and electronic systems.
Introduced to the RNLI in 1995, the all-weather Severn Class Lifeboat is the largest in their fleet. It has a range of 250 nautical miles and a top speed of 25 knots. It carries a powered Y boat that can be launched and recovered by a lightweight crane to enable rescues close to shore. It propellers are protected so it can take ground without damage.
The Commandos were created in the 40's as a special unit of the British army intended to carry out fast operations. They operated in small, highly mobile and well-equipped units, assigned to recon and assault missions. In 1941 the “Special Air Services” were formed, to perform guerrilla and sabotage missions behind enemy lines. In 1942 the Royal Marines...
Historic collection. In the first years of 13th century Genghis Khan unified the Mongolian tribes founding the Mongolian Empire and led them to conquer most of China, Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East. His armies occupied a good part of Europe, too, giving birth to one of the biggest empires in history.
The “Fallschirmjäger” were, during the war, merged in the fighting bodies of the Luftwaffe for a better coordination with the air forces. The conquest of Crete during operation Merkur, in May 1941, was one of the biggest successes of the German paratroopers. They were nicknamed the “Green Devils”.
Historic collection - Napoleonic wars. Hussars and Chasseurs a Cheval represented the backbone of the French light cavalry. Here they are represented wearing the uniforms of elite companies, characterized by skin hats, or by the more traditional shakos of line light horsemen, used in the second half of the Empire.
After the loss of Cyrenaica, Italy requested a German intervention, and in February 1941 the first troops of what was to become the famous Deutsche Afrikakorps led by General Rommel were sent to North Africa. Constantly short on supplies, they were defeated by the 8th British Army at El Alamein. The additional pressure caused by the American arrival in...
On the 6th of June 1944 General Dempsey's troops of the British Expeditionary Force landed on the beaches of Normandy codenamed Sword, Juno, and Gold. The D-Day had thus come. The British Expeditionary Force was to land and quickly take over the town of Caen while Americans were to seize control of the Cotenin peninsula and the Cherbourg port.