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.
Includes 6 crew figures. 17 Pounder was the largest of three anti-tank guns used by British Army in the WWII. Development work on the 17 Pounder began in April 41 with the goal of replacing existing anti-tank guns.
Entering the war in late 1941, the 1st time American troops faced the enemy in the Western campaign was in North Africa in 1942. The American soldiers were equipped with automatic M1 Garand rifles and Thompson sub-machine guns.
Proving themselves in the Normandy campaign then on into the Low Countries and Germany itself, the British soldier proved to be the decisive factor in many battles. Armed with .303 Lee Enfield rifles, Bren light machine guns and Sten submachine guns, the British soldier was well equipped and could provide a formidable weight of fire towards any enemy.