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.
This large mine-sweeping helicopter is in service with various special units of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese self-defense forces.The Sea Dragon is a 3-engine version of the twin-engine CH-53 which first saw service during the 60's and was widely used by the Marines and in special rescue versions by the U.S. Air Force.
This light combat helicopter has been designed for the Italian army and has been delivered to various units. It is equipped with sophisticated night vision equipment for its anti-tank missile armament; other complex flight control instruments are also part of the Mangusta's electronic gear.
The Bell UH-1N "Twin Huey" was developed in the late 60's for a specific requirement of the Canadian Air Force who needed an improved version of the previous UH-1H. The project was built on the basis of the robust fuselage of the Bell 205. In various configurations it was used by numerous air forces, and for different duties thanks to its extraordinary...
30th Anniversary Falklands War 1982-2012 Collection. The Wessex HAS.3 was an improved version of the previous HAS.1 helicopter. Between 1965 and 1968, 43 HAS.1 models were upgraded to the new standard, easily recognisable for the dorsal dome of the search radar that gave the HAS.3 its nickname “Camel”.
The Black Hawk is the U.S. Army’s front-line utility helicopter used for air assault, air cavalry and aeromedicals evacuation units. First deployed in 1978, it has performed admirably in a variety of missions, including air assault, air cavalry and aeromedicals evacuations, including Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The medium transport and attack helicopter Chinook, developed for the U.S. Army during the sixties in its most recent versions, is also in service with many other armed forces around the world. The MH-47 is equipped with sophisticated night vision, satellite navigational systems and defense armament based on various machine guns.
Based on the helicopter design Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra which was used in great numbers in Vietnam, Bell developed the improved version AH-1W SuperCobra which has better fighting power and other features. First delivery of this prototype to the US-Marine-Corps was in 1986.
This Italeri 1/72 combat helicopter represents the most complicated weapon system that has ever been designed for land forces. Its armament includes a 30mm-rapid fire gun as well as the following rockets: Hellfire Anti-Tank, Sidewinder Anti Air Craft and 70mm-artillery rockets.