Mack NO 7.5 tons

Mack NO 7½-ton 6×6 truck

CountryUSA
Role7 1⁄2-ton 6×6 Prime mover
Produced1943–1945
Built2050

The Mack NO 7 1/2 ton 6×6 truck was a heavy 6×6 cargo truck designed in the 1940s by the American manufacturer Mack Trucks. It was used by the U.S. Army as an artillery tractor for heavy artillery during and after World War II. The official U.S. Army designation was: Truck, 7 1/2 ton, 6×6, Prime Mover. Its G-number was (G-532).

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Dornier Do.27 J-1

Dornier Do-27

CountryGermany
RoleSTOL light utility aircraft
First flight27 June 1955
Built628

The Dornier Do 27 was a German single-engine STOL utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier). Configuration was a classic high-wing, “tail-dragger” aircraft with fixed landing gear.

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Northrop YF-23

Northrop YF-23a

CountryUSA
RoleStealth fighter technology demonstrator
First flight27 August 1990
Built2

The Northrop/McDonnell Douglas YF-23 was an American single-seat, twin-engine stealth fighter aircraft technology demonstrator designed for the United States Air Force (USAF). The design was a finalist in the USAF’s Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF) competition, battling the Lockheed YF-22 for a production contract. Two YF-23 prototypes were built, nicknamed “Black Widow II” and “Gray Ghost”.

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Sikorsky S-38 Flying boat

Sikorsky S-38

CountryUSA
RoleFlying boat
First flight25 May 1928
Built101

The Sikorsky S-38 was an American twin-engined eight-seat sesquiplane amphibious aircraft. It was sometimes called “The Explorer’s Air Yacht” and was Sikorsky’s first widely produced amphibious flying boat which in addition to serving successfully for Pan American Airways and the U.S. Army, also had numerous private owners who received notoriety for their exploits.

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Northrop YF-17 Cobra

Northrop YF-17 Cobra

CountryUSA
RolePrototype fighter aircraft
First flight9 June 1974
Built2

The Northrop YF-17 (nicknamed “Cobra”) was a prototype lightweight fighter aircraft designed for the United States Air Force’s Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The LWF was initiated because many in the fighter community believed that aircraft like the F-15 Eagle were too large and expensive for many combat roles. The YF-17 was the culmination of a long line of Northrop designs, beginning with the N-102 Fang in 1956, continuing through the F-5 family.

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Northrop F-89J Scorpion

Northrop F-89 Scorpion

CountryUSA
RoleInterceptor
First flight116 August 1948
Built1050

The Northrop F-89 Scorpion was an American all-weather interceptor built during the 1950s, the first jet-powered aircraft designed as such from the outset to enter service. Though its straight wings limited its performance, it was among the first United States Air Force (USAF) jet fighters equipped with guided missiles and notably the first combat aircraft armed with air-to-air nuclear weapons (the unguided Genie rocket).

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British 4.5'' QF Howitzer

QF 4.5-inch howitzer

CountryUK
RoleField howitzer
In service1908–1944
Built3359

The Ordnance QF 4.5-inch howitzer was the standard British Empire field (or ‘light’) howitzer of the First World War era. It replaced the BL 5-inch howitzer and equipped some 25% of the field artillery. It entered service in 1910 and remained in service through the interwar period and was last used in the field by British forces in early 1942. It was generally horse drawn until mechanisation in the 1930s. The QF 4.5-inch howitzer was used by British and Commonwealth forces in most theatres, by Russia and by British troops in Russia in 1919. Its calibre (114 mm) and hence shell weight were greater than those of the equivalent German field howitzer (105 mm); France did not have an equivalent. In the Second World War it equipped some units of the BEF and British, Australian, New Zealand and South African batteries in East Africa and the Middle and Far East.

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Gyrodyne QH-50C DASH

Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH

CountryUSA
RoleASW drone
First flight1959
Built755

The Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH (Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter) is a small, drone helicopter built by Gyrodyne Company of America for use as a long-range anti-submarine weapon on ships that would otherwise be too small to operate a full-sized helicopter. It remained in production until 1969. Several are still used today for various land-based roles.

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Sikorsky HOS3-1G Dragonfly

Sikorsky H-5

CountryUSA
RoleHelicopter
First flight18 August 1943
Built300+

The Sikorsky H-5, (initially designated R-5 and also known as S-48, S-51 and by company designation VS-327) was a helicopter built by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. It was used by the United States Air Force, and its predecessor, the United States Army Air Forces, as well as the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard (with the designations HO2S and HO3S). It was also used by the United States Post Office Department. In December 1946, an agreement was signed between the British company Westland Aircraft and Sikorsky to produce a British version of the H-5, to be manufactured under license in Britain as the Westland-Sikorsky WS-51 Dragonfly. By the time production ceased in 1951, more than 300 examples of all types of the H-5 had been built.

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Culver PQ-14 Cadet

Culver PQ-14 Cadet

CountryUSA
RoleTarget drone
First flight1942
Built2043

The Culver PQ-14 Cadet is a modified version of the Culver LFA Cadet used as a target drone. In 1940, the U.S. Army Air Corps drew up a requirement for a radio-controlled target drone for training anti-aircraft artillery gunners. The first aircraft in a series of target drones was a modification of the Culver LFA Cadet which eventually led to the PQ-14 series used throughout World War II and beyond.

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