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.
Airfix 1/48 model. Designed to operate from frigates, destroyers as well as larger surface craft, the Lynx MK8 is the Navy's current ASW patrol helicopter. The very prominent nose modification incorporating the Sea Spray radar and the Sea Owl thermal imager along with the new BERP rotor blades.