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Resolution Class

Nationality: United KingdomBritain’s nuclear deterrent was at first carried by RAF V-bombers. As they became more vulnerable to interception, plans were put in hand to acquire the American Skybolt system....

Riga Class

Country: Soviet UnionThe Riga Class frigate was designed as an improved but more lightly armed version of the earlier Kola class escort frigate. The first example appeared in 1952. Forty-eight examples...

Rockwell B-1

The Rockwell B-1 Lancer was developed by Rockwell International, as a result of plans to produce an Advanced Manned Strategic Aircraft. This aircraft was designed to have a greater weapons capability,...

Romeo Class

Nationality: Soviet UnionThe Soviets originally intended the Romeo Class of conventional diesel-electric attack submarines to be enormous. Some references suggest a total of 560 boats were originally...

Rothesay Class

Country: United KingdomThese were modified Type 12 frigates, basically similar to the Whitby class, but with updates and modifications in layout. They were the forerunners of the highly successful...

Saladin

After the Second World War, a requirement was issued for a new armoured car to replace a multiplicity of wartime designs. Initial plans to arm the vehicle with a 2 pounder (40mm) gun were shelved...

Saracen

Design work on a new series of 6x6 vehicles, the F600 range, began shortly after the Second World War. Design parent for the series was Alvis Ltd. of Coventry. Due to the situation in Malaya in...

Scorpion

In the late 1950s the British Army issued a requirement for an Armoured Reconnaissance vehicle. This role was eventually spilt into two and the resulting vehicles were the Fox armoured car and the...

Scottish Aviation Jetstream T Mk1

“..’the aircraft is conceived as a relatively simple executive/feeder line/military communications type with turbo-prop engines” (Handley Page H.P.137 Jetstream Submission to T.A.R.C, February 1966)The...

Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer CCII

Known familiarly as the ''Twin Pin'', the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer was a follow-up to the same company's single-engined short take-off and landing (STOL) transport, the Pioneer, and like the latter...
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