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 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...
Historic collection. In the first years of 13th century Genghis Khan unified the Mongolian tribes founding the Mongolian Empire and led them to conquer most of China, Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East. His armies occupied a good part of Europe, too, giving birth to one of the biggest empires in history.
The Red Army counted more than 11 million men, including troopers, NCOs and officers. The huge mobilization ordered by Stalin as a reaction to the German invasion in June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa) made the Red Army the largest army in history. These models are represented with the Mosin-Nagant rifles, the Svt-40 semiautomatic rifles, and the P.P.Sh...
The “Fallschirmjäger” were, during the war, merged in the fighting bodies of the Luftwaffe for a better coordination with the air forces. The conquest of Crete during operation Merkur, in May 1941, was one of the biggest successes of the German paratroopers. They were nicknamed the “Green Devils”.
On the 6th of June 1944 General Dempsey's troops of the British Expeditionary Force landed on the beaches of Normandy codenamed Sword, Juno, and Gold. The D-Day had thus come. The British Expeditionary Force was to land and quickly take over the town of Caen while Americans were to seize control of the Cotenin peninsula and the Cherbourg port.