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Daring Class

Country: United Kingdom This was a large and expensive class of escort destroyers commissioned 1952 – 1954, the design being loosely based on the wartime ‘Battle’ and ‘Weapon’ class. Several were modified...

Dassault Mirage III

One of the most successful aircraft of the Cold War years, the Dassault Mirage III is a delta-winged, supersonic fighter, of French design and manufacture also produced under licence overseas.  The...

Delta I and Delta II Class

Nationality: Soviet UnionDesigned as a follow on to the Yankee class, the Delta I was larger than its predecessor. The eighteen vessels in this class were built at Severodvinsk and Komosomolsk.When the...

Delta III and Delta IV Class

Nationality: Soviet UnionIn 1976 NATO identified a larger Delta Class submarine. The Soviets had pioneered the use of submarines as missile launch platforms but the Yankee class boats of the late 1960s...

Douglas Dakota

Derived from a commercial airliner, the Douglas C-47 “Skytrain” became one of the most widely used military transport aircraft in the World. The C-47 saw service in the Second World War, during...

Douglas Skyraider

Designed and ordered during the Second World War as a dive-bomber/torpedo-carrier, the Douglas AD-1 Skyraider became one of the most successful ground attack aircraft of the Cold War.  The rugged...

Echo Class

Nationality: Soviet UnionThe five Echo I Class vessels were completed in the 1960-1962 period. All were built at Komsomolsk and were armed with six launchers for the P-5 (SS-N-3c Shaddock) cruise missile....

English Electric Canberra PR9

Released to service in 1951 the British Aircraft Corporation Canberra was the Royal Air Force’s first jet bomber. Work had begun on the aircraft’s design back in 1945 when it was realised...

English Electric Lightning F1

The Lightning aircraft was the RAF’s first sustained supersonic aircraft, and it is the only British designed and built fighter capable of flying at Mach 2 (twice the speed of sound).Built as an interim...

Enterprise Class

Country: United StatesWhen commissioned, on 25 November 1961, Enterprise CVAN-65 was the largest warship ever built and the most expensive. With costs reaching $445 million the class was not developed...
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