Commanded by the Royal Navy, one of the most extensively modified versions of the Westland Sea King is the Westland Commando HC4. Its first flight was on 26 September 79, this high capacity and iconic aircraft was very used for British operations in both Gulf Wars, The Falklands and Afghanistan.
Aerospatiale's AS 332 M1 mid-sized, twin-engined helicopter is designed for tactical transport. Its discreetness and maneuverability translate into reduced vulnerability and increased sureness and survivability, making it an all-purpose helicopter for ground support and medical transport missions.
In the middle of WWII, Allied tank developed showed some improvements and featured greater weapons and armor protection. Under these facts, the German army increasingly depended on turretless tank destroyers armed with a powerful gun on a limited-traverse mount.
The Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer's first jet fighter and the US Navy's second. It first flew in 47, powered by a Rolls-Royce Nene turbojet built under license by Pratt & Whitney as the J42.
Me 163 “Komet” was the only operational rocket-powered fighter aircraft during WWII. The Me 163 Interceptor project code named “Project X” begun in 1937 under directions of Dr. Alexander Lippisch. It was made for defense purposes.
P-39 “Airacobra” was one of the best fighter aircraft in service with American forces at the start of World War II. It was developed by the Bell Aircraft Corporation. The aircraft's unusual design featured an Allison engine mounted in the middle of the fuselage, just behind the pilot, driving the propeller through a driveshaft passing between the pilot's...
Grumman F9F Panther was the manufacturer's first jet fighter and one of the U.S. Navy's first successful carrier-based jet fighters. The Panther was the most used U.S. Navy jet fighter of the Korean War, flying 78,000 sorties and scoring the first air-to-air kill by the US Navy in the war, the drop of a North Korean Yakovlev Yak-9 fighter.
F-14 Tomcat followed a history of “Cats” in the military. The F4F Wildcat and the F6F Hellcat that fought in the skies before the Tomcat ever bit the air. In the 1960's, the US Navy dropped its TFX program, and decided to focus on an aircraft dedicated to fleet defense. Grumman had already begun making the F-14, and was definitely headed for a “Cat”...