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Bloodhound

Under development from 1949, this radar-homing surface-to-air area-defence missile was originally developed under the codename Yellow Duster, and was known as ‘The Dog’ in RAF service, with...

Blue Steel

Hawker Siddeley Dynamics Blue Steel This rocket-propelled air to surface stand off cruise missile formed a vital part of Britain’s V-Force nuclear deterrent. Avro began slow initial development...

BMP-1

The BMP-1 was first seen in 1967 and represented a truly remarkable development on the part of the Soviet Bloc. During the Second World War there had been virtually no progress with regard to the introduction...

Boeing B-52

The Boeing B-52 has become one of the United States Air Forces longest lived designs as well as one of its icons.  The roots of the B-52’s existence go back to 1946 when an air force requirement...

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

In 1954 the United States Air Force (USAF) announced its intention of buying a fleet of 800 jet tankers to support the B-52 and B-58 bombers of Strategic Air Command (SAC). Boeing had already been experimenting...

Bradley

The Bradley infantry fighting vehicle comes in two variants which are very similar. The M2 is a straight mechanised infantry fighting vehicle whereas the M3 is a specialised reconnaissance type for armoured...

BRDM-2

The BRDM-2 is an amphibious scout car developed in the early 1960s as a replacement for the earlier BDRM-1, which had a less powerful engine and open weapons position. The vehicle was first seen...

BTR 80

Although similar in appearance to its predecessor the BTR70, there are a number of significant differences and improvements. The chassis is larger, the turret has a higher angle of fire (60 degrees...

Canadair Sabre 4

The Canadair Sabre is the Canadian built version of the North American F-86. The prototype, the XP-86, was first flown on 1 October 1947 breaking the sound barrier for the first time and proving to be...

Centaur Class

The Centaur class was last of the light fleet carrier designs built for the Royal Navy in the closing years of the Second World War. There were orginally going to be eight ships in this class but with...
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