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AIM7 Sparrow

The Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) began as Project Hot-Shot in 1946 under contract from the US Navy. However, full engineering development of Sparrow I did not start until 1951. The Sparrow I was...

AMX30

In the aftermath of the Second World War the French army was equipped with a miscellany of types including surplus German Panther tanks, followed by American types such as the M47. Some interesting designs...

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14

The Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 was the ultimate variant of the Meteor night-fighter family, coupling the most technically advanced avionics suite with a new clear-vision canopy.In January 1947 the...

Audacious Class

Audacious ClassCountry: United Kingdom There were orginally four ships in this class but only two were built. Originally laid down during the Second World War two were cancelled at the end of hostilities;...

Avro Shackleton

Designed by A.V. Roe as a replacement for the US Lend-Lease aircraft such as the Consolidated Liberator, the Avro Shackleton entered service with 120 Squadron in March 1951. A further five squadrons were...

Avro York C1

Manufactured by Avro and incorporating the wings, tail, undercarriage and engines of the Lancaster bomber, the York was to prove a reliable military and civilian transport aircraft in war and peace.In...

Battle Class

Country: United KingdomThese destroyers were ordered in two batches of 16 and 21 respectively. Commissioned 1944-1947 they were originally intended for Pacific operations, with a greater radius of...

Bell AH-1 Cobra

The Bell AH-1 Cobra is the original helicopter gunship, establishing the standard configuration of tandem-seating, thin fuselage width, nose, stub-wing mounted armament and is the spiritual father of...

Bell UH-1 Huey

Forming the basis of one of the most successful series of helicopters ever built, the Bell 204, progenitor of the classic ‘Huey’ series of nine-seat utility helicopters immortalised in Vietnam newsreels...

Blackburn Buccaneer S1 (Nose section only)

Often called the last all-British jet bomber the Buccaneer was designed to meet a naval specification for a carrier based high-speed, low-level strike aircraft.The Buccaneer S1 entered service with the...
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