Wildcat was the main shipboard fighter when the US entered WWII. The F4F was barrel-shaped, with angular wingtips and rudder and a narrow-track undercarriage. The F4F was well-armed and reliable, and was a natural shipboard aircraft, probably more easier to land on a carrier deck than on land.
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.
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.
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.