Developed by GKN Defence, the Warrior entered service in 1984 and has since been continually updated. The most current version in British Army service is the Warrior TES specification, featuring bar armour to protect the hull against shaped charges such as rocket propelled grenades, as well as a host of communication and sensory upgrades.
Crusader Tank was one of the first weapons of the British Army during its primary engagements with the Germans during the WWII. While early variants fought in the campaigns in France and then Greece, Mk.III Crusader proved itself to be valuable during the desert in North Africa.
Built to replace the Royal Navy's Type 42 Destroyers, the Type 45 or Daring Class consists of six highly capable air defence destroyers. Designed to be able to defend itself against multiple aerial targets, the Type 45 can simultaneously track, and engage more targets at once than five Type 42s operating together.
Launched on 7th May 1765, HMS Victory gained its fame by becoming Admiral Nelson's flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The victory at this battle ended Napoleon's bid for mastery of the sea, but cost Admiral Nelson his life.
Described by General Eisenhower as one of the 4 weapons that helped the Allies to win the WWII, Douglas DC3 and its military variant the C-47 Skytrain (Dakota in RAF service) has since gone on to be an instantly symbol of both air travel and the liberation of taken lands that so characterized the WWII.
The 5.5" gun equipped medium regiments of the Royal Artillery. The Matador was the workhorse of the British Military throughout the war. The first units were equpped in the UK in the summer of 1941 and in North Africa a year later. 20 guns equipped British and Free French batteries at El Alamein.
Over 100,000 Bren Carriers were built, serving many units including field ambulances. The six pounder anti-aircraft gun was extremely effective against German tanks. This kit includes four crew figures.
The 25-pdr saw service throughout World War II with British and Commonwealth forces and it was generally thought to be one of the best field guns of the war. For transportation, the gun was attached to its limber and towed by the Morris Commercial C8 FAT (Quad). 32 rounds of ammunition were carried in the limbers.
This cleated-tracked landing vehicle was designed for the US Army initially, but then was also used by the British Army in NW Europe. Although usually associated with the Pacific theatre, towards the end of the war LVTs (Landing Vehicle Tracked) were employed in Europe as well. This box also contains the Willys Jeep.