Boeing Model 247D

Boeing 247

CountryUSA
RolePassenger airliner
First flightFebruary 8, 1933
Built75

The Boeing Model 247 was an early United States airliner, considered the first such aircraft to fully incorporate advances such as all-metal (anodized aluminium) semimonocoque construction, a fully cantilevered wing and retractable landing gear. Other advanced features included control surface trim tabs, an autopilot and de-icing boots for the wings and tailplane.

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PzH M109

M109 howitzer

CountryUSA
RoleSelf-propelled gun
Produced1963 – Today
BuiltUnknow

The M109 is an American 155 mm turreted self-propelled howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s. It has been upgraded a number of times, most recently to the M109A7. The M109 family is the most common western indirect-fire support weapon of maneuver brigades of armored and mechanized infantry divisions.

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Valentine Archer

Valentine Archer

CountryUK
RoleSelf-propelled artillery anti-tank gun
ProducedMarch 1943 – May 1945
Built655

The Self Propelled 17pdr, Valentine, Mk I, Archer was a British self propelled anti-tank gun of the Second World War based on the Valentine infantry tank chassis fitted with an Ordnance QF 17 pounder gun. Designed and manufactured by Vickers-Armstrongs, 655 were produced between March 1943 and May 1945. It was used in North-West Europe and Italy during the war; post-war, it served with the Egyptian Army. The vehicle was unique as its gun was mounted facing the rear of the chassis instead of the front.

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A-90 Orlenok Ekranoplan

A-90 Orlyonok

CountrySoviet Union
RoleEkranoplan
First flight1972
BuiltUnknow

The A-90 Orlyonok (Russian: Орлёнок, English: “Eaglet”) is a Soviet ekranoplan (a ground effect vehicle) that was designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev of the Central Hydrofoil Design Bureau. The A-90 uses ground effect to fly a few meters above the surface. The Russians classify it as Ekranoplan Class B – it can achieve an altitude of 3,000 m (9,800 ft), placing between Class A – which is limited to ground effect, and Class C, which exploits the ground effect only during take-offs and landings.

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Lockheed MC-130P

Lockheed MC-130

CountryUSA
RoleSpecial operations military transport aircraft
First flightApril 2011
Built100+

The Lockheed MC-130 is the basic designation for a family of special mission aircraft operated by the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), a wing of the Air Education and Training Command, and an AFSOC-gained wing of the Air Force Reserve Command. Based on the Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport, the MC-130s’ missions are the infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces, and the air refueling of (primarily) special operations helicopter and tilt-rotor aircraft.

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Lockheed LC-130 Hercules

Lockheed LC-130

CountryUSA
RoleSki-equipped military transport aircraft
First flight1956
BuiltUnknow

The Lockheed LC-130 is a ski-equipped United States Air Force variant of the C-130 Hercules used in the Arctic and Antarctic. Ten are currently in service with the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard.

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Boeing 367-80 'Dash 80'

Boeing 367-80

CountryUSA
RolePrototype transport – Airliner
First flightJuly 15, 1954
Built1

The Boeing 367-80, known simply as the Dash 80, is an American four-engine prototype aircraft built by Boeing to demonstrate the advantages of jet propulsion for commercial aviation. It served as base for the design of the KC-135 tanker and the 707 airliner.

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