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Petya Class

Country: Soviet UnionThe Petya Class was a successful light frigate design that the Soviet navy classified as small anti-submarine or later escort ships. The Class consisted of a number of sub groups....

Polaris

The Polaris missile was a submarine-launched, nuclear-tipped ballistic missile. It was designed to be used as part of the US Navy's contribution to the United States' tripartite nuclear deterrent;...

Polnocny Class

Country: PolandThere are several sub classes in this series of landing ships produced for the Soviet and Warsaw Pact Navies in Polish shipyards. However the concept behind them was simple. The Soviet...

Porpoise Class

Country: United KingdomAt the end of the Second World War the victorious Allies made great efforts to obtain the latest information and technology from the German forces and industry. The development...

Poti Class

Country: Soviet UnionThere is always a question as to what class a particular vessel falls into and the Poti Class is a good example. Some sources identify them as light ASW frigates, others classify...

Queen Elizabeth Class

Country: United Kingdom By the beginnning of the 1960s the Royal Navy had scrapped most of the wartime carriers and was operating four front line fleet carriers, a light carrier and two others which...

Rapier

Based on a 1964 development programme, Rapier entered service with the British Army and RAF Regiment in June 1967. Rapier is a Hitile, so called because it must hit the target to explode, whereas...

Red Top

The Red Top Air-to-Air Missile was originally called Firestreak IV. However, it so radically improved Firestreak’s capabilities, that a new name was more appropriate. The requirement for Red...

Republic A-10 Thunderbolt

The Fairchild Republic Company A-10 Thunderbolt II went into service with the United States Air Force in March 1976 after winning a competition to be the Air Force’s new close air support (CAS) aircraft,...

Republic F-84

The development of the F-84 Thunderjet by the Republic Aviation Corporation began in 1944 as a jet-engined successor to the illustrious Thunderbolt.  Of the 7833 F-84s built between 1947 and 1957,...
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