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.
Stirling was the first 4-engined British heavy bomber of the WWII. The design had high wing, four engines and the cabin elevated over the fuselage. The airframe was all made in metal. Another specs that characterised the bomber was the impressive size of the landing gears.Photo Etched Included.
U.S. Navys first super-fighter, the F-14, was made partially on the basis of experience gained with the F-111, a multi-tasking plane developed by General Dynamics, the Navy version of which, the F111B, was built by Grumman.
Hornet is the most modern fighter/bomber in service at the moment. Due to the flexibility of its electronics components it's able to operate as an air superiority fighter. It can also carry out night bombing missions.
The twin-seat training Mirage 2000 D was released to serve as a nuclear attack aircraft. From this airpiane, used only by French Airforce for strategic missions, the Mirage 2000 D evolved. Soon, France will substitute its aging Mirage V and Jaguar with this new aircraft which represent a similar to the Tornado family.
The Commandos were created in the 40's as a special unit of the British army intended to carry out fast operations. They operated in small, highly mobile and well-equipped units, assigned to recon and assault missions. In 1941 the “Special Air Services” were formed, to perform guerrilla and sabotage missions behind enemy lines. In 1942 the Royal Marines...
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.