Historics collection. The Prussian cuirassiers rode strong and impressive horses and were armed with straight blades. They were the pride of prince Hohenlohe’s heavy cavalry regiments that faced the Napoleon’s French troops during the battle of Jena-Auerstadt in 1806. The curassiers abandoned their breastplates in 1798 and wore a white coat with regiment...
Towards the end of the 70's, the Israeli army began to use a large number of M60 tanks, which were supplied by the United States. The Blazer was extensively modified to protect the crews after gaining experience during the various Middle East wars.
The Rafale is a 4th generation fighter aircraft manufactured by Dassault Aviation for French Air Force. The French Navy Rafale M was extensively used in the operations conducted on Libya in the first half of 2012 alongside the variants used by air force.
North American B-25 Mitchell was most probably one of the best medium bombers of WWII. The first flight of the twin-engine North American plane was done in 1939. Powered by two 1750 HP Wright R-2600 Cyclone engines, the B-25 was known by an unbelievable operational flexibility.
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.
Boeing 707 prototype first flew in 1954 and the first order were made by Pan American in 1955. Later in 1956 BOAC ordered 18 of the larger 707-420 ‘Intercontinental’ version of this Boeing, powered by Rolls Royce Conway engines.
Second World War had seriously affected Great Britain’s capacity to proceed with airliner developement, and it was realised that the USA should have virtual domination in this field unless efforts were maked to catch up.
The first Vanguard made its maiden flight on 20th January 1959, and BEA ordered 20 of the V951 model. They entered service to replace Viscounts on many European routes. In the event BEA only accepted six of these aircraft, having the remainder delivered as V953 Vanguards IIs. The fuselage of the Vanguard allowed considerable freight to be carried below...