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Lockheed P2V Neptune

The Lockheed P2V (P-2) Neptune was produced in the United States and was produced in larger numbers, and flown by more air forces than any other post-war maritime patrol aircraft.  Originally designed...

Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The SR-71 Blackbird was one of the most spectacular aircraft to come out of the Cold War and provided a vital reconnaissance asset for the Americans for 35 years. Flying at 80,000ft it could survey...

Lockheed U-2

Developed under total secrecy at the Groom Lake Facility in Nevada, Clarence L ‘Kelly’ Johnson’s famous design first took to the air in August 1955. Although some slight effort was made to disguise the...

Los Angeles Class

Nationality: United StatesThe 62-strong Los Angeles Class of nuclear submarines are the largest number of nuclear powered vessels ever built to one design. The class has more than double the power of...

M1 Abrams

After several abortive attempts at multinational co-operation, the USA finally produced a successor to the M60 series, which traced its lineage back to the Second World War. Unlike its predecessors, this...

M113

Somewhere in excess of 80,000 of the M113 series of vehicles have been built, incorporating many upgrades and improvements to this popular and successful vehicle. This database can only scratch the...

M24 Chaffee

By 1942 the then existing American Light Tanks were suffering from being under-armed and armoured, even for their primary role of reconnaissance, let alone infantry support or use as a surrogate medium...

M26 Pershing

Although heavy tank development had been proceeding on a somewhat dilatory basis during the Second World War, there was no real sense of urgency evident. It was not until it became evident after the Normandy...

M4 Sherman

The M4 Sherman was the most widely produced tank by the Western Allies in World War Two with some 49,000 eventually emerging, rivalling wartime production of the Soviet-T34. The vehicle was initially...

M41 Walker Bulldog

In common with its predecessor the M24 Chaffee, the M41 was a light tank. It named after General W.W. Walker who was killed in an accident in Korea. Its importance in terms of the Cold War is its widespread...
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