Commanded by the Royal Navy, one of the most extensively modified versions of the Westland Sea King is the Westland Commando HC4. Its first flight was on 26 September 79, this high capacity and iconic aircraft was very used for British operations in both Gulf Wars, The Falklands and Afghanistan.
Boeing 747 represents more emotions than maybe any other airliner and is affectionately known as Jumbo . Its successor the 747-8, which offers innovation, new technology and efficiency, made its first flight on 20 March 2011.
Calling a sports car after a bull with the name of Devil is a clear indication to the buyer of what to expect. In 1990 Lamborghini revealed the Diablo, at that time the fastest production car in the planet. It was a potent successor to the Countach which had been in production for 16 long years.
The nuclear-powered Enterprise is the first aircraft carrier of its kind and it's the largest vessels ever made. The gigantic aircraft was put into service in 1961. Eight watercooled reactors generate a total power output of 300,000 HP with which the vessels achieves an average speed of 35 knots.
The keel of the Titanic was laid on 31.03.1909 at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Northern Ireland. The liner was made with the ultimate in beauty and luxury for service with the known transatlantic White Star Line.
Ju 88 was the most universal German aircraft of the WWII. It served as a Dive-Bomber, a Night-Fighter, a Torpedo Bomber as well as a Mine-layer and Reconnaissance Aircraft. Developement began in September 1939.
Making of the MiG-21 began in 1953. The aircraft was shown to the world for the first time during an air parade over Moscow in 1961. Its first combat missions were flown against aircraft of the US armed forces over Vietnam in 1966.
JAS-39 Gripen Multi Role Combat Aircraft is one of the most successful aircraft ever made. It is highly manoeuvrable and capable of reaching a top speed exceeding Mach 2. It can carry up to 4200 kg of weapons on the fuselage and on underwing pylons.
Bf 109 played a crucial part in all operations during WWII. The prototype first flew on 1935. The single-seat fighter had a 1,435 hp engine which gave it a top speed of 684 km/h at 7,400 m. Production totalled some 35.000 units.
Me 262 was the first jet interceptor/fighter-bomber in the world to be developed in series and was flown from June 1944. With a top speed of 865 km/h at an altitude of 6000 m, it fought against allied bomber formations.
The Hawker Hurricane acquired its greatest successes in 1940 in the Battle of Britain and participated in all theatres of war. Heavily armed with 20 mm cannon the Mk IIC version could also be equipped with bombs and auxiliary tanks. In total over 4700 of the Mk IIC were made.
The most famous British aircraft of WWII featured excellent flying skills with an outstanding performance. The first production Spitfire were made in July 1938. The RR Merlin engine had a maximum speed of 594 km/h.