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.
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...