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.
As US bomber operations iniate at airfields all over Southern England from the summer of 1942, the vehicles used in servicing their Liberators and Flying Fortresses were slowly changing from the standard RAF support vehicles, to specialised US Air Force gear.
The Willys Jeep, officially designated Truck, 1/2 ton, 4x4, is the best known of all the American vehicles of the Second World War. Originally intended to be a command and reconnaissance car, it became the most versatile of all vehicles. Able to be armed with machine guns and to tow small artillery pieces, the Jeep was essential to the Allied war effort.
As the air war over occupied Europe progressively developed, so did the equipment used by the RAF and its Bomber Command. Specialist vehicles were introduced to supply arms and equipment to waiting machines and maintenance tasks were made easier through the introduction of specialised equipment.