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 first Sea Fury plane, powered by a Bristol Centaurus XII, had it's first flight in 21 February 1945, but the first production version with folding wings did not fly until 12 October 1947. The Boulton Paul contract was cancelled in early 1945, and 100 Sea Furies remained on order, the first 50 were completed under the designation Sea Fury Mk X.
F-105 evolved from a project that begun in 51 by Republic Aviation at Farmingdale NY. They tried to design a supersonic tactical fighter-bomber to take the place of the F-84F. The massive F-105 was intended primarily for nuclear strike missions. Prototype first flew on October 22, 1955.
Wellington GR Mk XIV was an anti-submarine airplane carrying nose mounted ASV Mk III cent-metric radar and a Leigh Light. For the radar installation, the nose turret was removed, however, some machines had the outline of a turret painted on to disguise the fact that they were unarmed at the nose.
Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker-D is an all-weather carrier-based air defence fighter projected by Sukhoi and made by KnAAPO. This plane is a derivative of the Su-27 "Flanker" and was first known as the Su-27K. The Su-33 was first used in operations in 95, aboard the carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
F-100 was the USAF first supersonic fighter. It made its first flight on May 25, 1953, and the initial production aircraft was completed in later October 1953. Super Sabre became the first fighter flying at supersonic speed, completing that task in Oct. 29, 1953.
The basic variant JH-7 did not meet all the requirements by the PLA, an improved variant JH-7A were decided to produce by 603 Institute in the mid 90s, with project development commencing in 1999. JH-7A was embraced by the Air Force and Navy, as both services were facing many pressures in finding a replacement for their old H-5 and Q-5.
The F-100F Super Sabre was a super fast jet fighter aircraft that fought along with the USAF. He first flew on 25 May 1953. He entered service in 58 featuring the same weapons and airframe upgrades as the F-100D.
Su-27 Flanker is the fighter aircraft produced by the Sukhoi Design Bureau and made by Irkut Corporation. The export version is the Su-27SK. Su-27 entered production in 1982 and is in service with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan,Uzbekistan and Vietnam, and is built under license in China as the F-11. A variant, the Su-30MKK, has been sold to China.
Shenyang J-8II “Finback”-B, features a redesigned forward fuselage that utilize a pair of lateral inlets and a solid nose to reform the original nose inlet design on the J-8. The solid nose provides enough space to accommodate a larger fire-control radar antenna for better target acquisition and tracking performance.
P-40 fighter was the last of the famous "Hawk" line developed by Curtiss Aircraft in the 1930s and 1940s. It was the third-most numerous US fighter of World War II. An early version of the P-40 was the first American fighter capable of speeds greater than 300 mph. The Hawk 81, was shown in May 1940，By September of that year, over 200 had been delivered to...