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Centurion

The Centurion came into service just too late to see combat use in the Second World War. After some abysmal designs in that period, an outstanding success in terms of a well-balanced mix of armament,...

Challenger

Challenger had a somewhat complicated development. A number of prospective replacements for Chieftain, such as the future MBT project with Germany and the home grown MBT80, did not come to fruition. Meanwhile,...

Charles F Adams Class

Country: United States This class of guided missile destroyer was designed at the end of the 1950s They were intended as a follow on to the Forrest Sherman Class. They were outwardly similar to this...

Chieftain

Chieftain was the first British tank designed from the outset to fulfil the role of a universal main battle tank, unlike its predecessor, Centurion, which had “crossed over” from the cruiser role.While...

Colossus Class

Country: United KingdomThe December 1941 sinking of HMS Repulse and HMS Prince of Wales by Japanese land based aircraft made it clear to the Royal Navy how vulnerable capital ships were without air cover....

Conqueror

The Conqueror’s introduction into, and retention in service was largely down to the Soviets keeping in service the JS3/T10 series of heavy tanks, armed with the 122 mm guns at a time when the principal...

Convair B-36

The B-36 was the last of the conventional piston-engined American bombers and the largest operational bomber ever to serve the USAF. It was a huge, and massively expensive, 100 ton aircraft with a 230ft...

Convair B-58 Hustler

The Convair B-58 ‘Hustler’ was the US Air Force’s first operational supersonic bomber, making its first flight on 11th November 1956. It was designed for Strategic Air Command (SAC), to carry and deploy...

County Class

Country: United KingdomThe County Class destroyers were the first British warships built with guided missiles. They were designed around the Sea Slug beam riding anti-aircraft missile system. County...

Cruisers Ticonderoga Class

Country: United StatesDuring the Second World War the United States Navy had suffered at the hands of Japanese kamikazes in the Pacific and with German guided-missile attacks in European seas. In the...
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