Spearhead of Luftwaffe was the Messerschmitt Bf109E, a great fighting machine that in 1940 faced a most s serious challenge - the widespread use of the RAF's finest fighter, the Supermarine Spitfre. More manoeuvrable, the Spitfire was the finest fighter of its day. The set contains 2 aircrafts flown by aces Helmut Wick and John Dundas, neither surviving...
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.
Aerospatiale's AS 332 M1 mid-sized, twin-engined helicopter is designed for tactical transport. Its discreetness and maneuverability translate into reduced vulnerability and increased sureness and survivability, making it an all-purpose helicopter for ground support and medical transport missions.
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.