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AIM7 Sparrow

The Sparrow Air-to-Air Missile (AAM) began as Project Hot-Shot in 1946 under contract from the US Navy. However, full engineering development of Sparrow I did not start until 1951. The Sparrow I was...

Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF14

The Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.14 was the ultimate variant of the Meteor night-fighter family, coupling the most technically advanced avionics suite with a new clear-vision canopy.In January 1947 the...

Avro York C1

Manufactured by Avro and incorporating the wings, tail, undercarriage and engines of the Lancaster bomber, the York was to prove a reliable military and civilian transport aircraft in war and peace.In...

Blackburn Buccaneer S1 (Nose section only)

Often called the last all-British jet bomber the Buccaneer was designed to meet a naval specification for a carrier based high-speed, low-level strike aircraft.The Buccaneer S1 entered service with the...

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...

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...

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,...

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...
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