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Grumman F-14 Tomcat

The F-14 was designed as an air superiority aircraft. Fighter working for the Navy as a carrier based fleet defence. In operational service the F-14a performed three missions, long range intercept, combat...

Handley Page Hastings

The Hastings first flew in May 1946 and replaced the Avro York as the Royal Air Force’s standard long-range transport from 1948. Designed at the outset to accommodate a variety of roles, the Hastings...

Handley Page Victor K2

The crescent winged Handley Page Victor was one of the longest serving aircraft designs to be found within the Royal Air Force during the Cold War period. It was also one of the most adapted aircraft,...

Hawker Hunter T7A

The Hunter T.7 was the two-seater training version of the first high-speed jet fighter with radar and fully-powered flying controls to go into widespread service with the Royal Air Force.Despite initial...

Hawker Siddeley Vulcan B2

The Vulcan was one of three aircraft intended to carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It was designed shortly after World War II and was the world’s first delta-winged jet bomber. Initially equipped with...

HS Nimrod

The Nimrod is unique as the only four jet engine maritime patrol aircraft but like others in this field is derived from an airliner.  The Nimrod was a key Royal Air Force player in the maritime air...

Humber Pig

Just after the Second World War, a whole range of one-ton (4x4) vehicles were developed to meet the needs of the British Army. The manufacturer was Rootes, under the Humber name, and the vehicle...

Illustrious Class

Country: United Kingdom The Illustrious Class aircraft carriers were some of the most important ships in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. They were laid down at a time of re-armament and all...

Invincible Class

Country: United KingdomArising out of a 1960s design for a 12,500 tonne anti-submarine escort carrier, the first Invincible Class aircraft carrier was commissioned in July 1980. The Invincible Class...

Iowa Class

Country: United StatesBattleships were for a short time seen as the capital ship of any navy. During the Second World War they were quickly displaced by the aircraft carrier. Six Iowa Class battleships...
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