Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

Land USA
Rolle Liaison / observation / light plane
Produziert 1942-1945
Gebaut 3896

Die Stinson L-5 Sentinel was a World War II era liaison aircraft used by all branches of the U.S. military and by the British Royal Air Force. It was produced by the Stinson Aircraft Company. Along with the Stinson L-1 Vigilant, the L-5 was the only other American liaison aircraft of World War II that was purpose-built for military use and had no civilian counterpart. All other military liaison airplanes adopted during World War II were lightly modified “off-the-shelf” civilian models.

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McDonnell Douglas KDC-10

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender

Land USA
Rolle Aerial refueling tanker, multi-role aircraft
Erstflug 12 July 1980
Gebaut 62

Die McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft – the military version of the three-engined DC-10 airliner – operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). The KC-10 was developed from the Advanced Tanker Cargo Aircraft Program. It incorporates military-specific equipment for its primary roles of transport and aerial refueling. It was developed to supplement the KC-135 Stratotanker following experiences in Southeast Asia and the Middle East. The KC-10 was the second McDonnell Douglas transport aircraft to be selected by the Air Force following the C-9. A total of 60 KC-10s were produced for the USAF. The Royal Netherlands Air Force operates two similar tankers designated KDC-10 that were converted from DC-10s.

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Boeing EA-18G Growler

Boeing EA-18G Growler

Land USA
Rolle Elektronische Kriegsführung Flugzeuge
Erstflug 15 August 2006
Gebaut 100+

Die Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. The EA-18G replaced the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers in service with the United States Navy. The Growler’s electronic warfare capability is primarily provided by Northrop Grumman. The EA-18G began production in 2007 and entered operational service with the US Navy in late 2009. Australia has also purchased twelve EA-18Gs, which entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force in 2017.

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USS Blueback SS-581

USS Blueback (SS-581)

Land USA
Geben Barbel-Klasse diesel-elektrische U-Boot
Gestartet 16 May 1959
Generator Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula

USS Blueback (SS-581) is a decommissioned Barbel-class submarine formerly in the United States Navy. She was the second Navy submarine to bear the name. Blueback was laid down by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation of Pascagoula, Mississippi on 15 April 1957. She was launched on 16 May 1959 sponsored by Mrs. Kenmore McManes, wife of Rear Admiral McManes,[clarification needed] and commissioned on 15 October 1959, Lieutenant Commander Robert H. Gautier in command. She was the last non-nuclear submarine to join the United States Navy and was the final conventionally powered combat capable submarine to be decommissioned, leaving the United States Navy with a fully nuclear submarine fleet except for the research submarine USS Dolphin.

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McDonnell Douglas FH-1 Phantom

McDonnell FH Phantom

Land USA
Rolle Carrier-based fighter Flugzeug
Erstflug 26 January 1945
Gebaut 62

Die McDonnell FH Phantom was a twin-engined jet fighter aircraft designed and first flown during World War II for the United States Navy. The Phantom was the first purely jet-powered aircraft to land on an American aircraft carrier and the first jet deployed by the United States Marine Corps. Although with the end of the war, only 62 FH-1s were built, it helped prove the viability of carrier-based jet fighters. As McDonnell’s first successful fighter, leading to the development of the follow-on F2H Banshee, which was one of the two most important naval jet fighters of the Korean War, it would also establish McDonnell as an important supplier of Navy aircraft. When McDonnell chose to bring the name back with the Mach 2–class McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, it launched what would become the most versatile and widely used western combat aircraft of the Vietnam War era, adopted by the USAF and the US Navy

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Pershing II

Land USA
Rolle Medium-range ballistic missile
Im service 1983-1991
Gebaut 276

Die Waffensystem Pershing-II war eine solide betriebenen zweistufigen ballistischen Rakete entworfen und gebaut von Martin Marietta zu ersetzen, die Pershing 1a-Feld-Artillerie-Raketen-System wie die Armee der Vereinigten Staaten die primäre nuklearfähig theater-level-Waffe. Die US-Armee ersetzt die Pershing 1a mit dem Waffensystem Pershing II im Jahre 1983, während die Deutsche Luftwaffe beibehalten Pershing 1a bis alle Pershings wurden eliminiert 1991. Die US-Armee Missile Command (MICOM) geschafft, die Entwicklung und Verbesserungen bei der Feld-Artillerie-Zweig implementiert die Systeme und entwickelt taktische Doktrin.

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Bell 47D

Bell 47

Land USA
Rolle Mehrzweck-Licht Hubschrauber
Erstflug 8 December 1945
Gebaut 5600

Die Bell 47 is a single rotor single engine light helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. Based on the third Bell 30 prototype, the company’s first helicopter designed by Arthur M. Young, the 47 became the first helicopter certified for civilian use on 8 March 1946. More than 5,600 Bell 47s were produced, including those under license by Agusta in Italy, Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan, and Westland Aircraft in the United Kingdom. The Bell 47J Ranger is a modified version with a fully enclosed cabin and fuselage.

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M65 280 mm Atomic Cannon

M65 atomic cannon

Land USA
Rolle Gezogene Artillerie
Kaliber 280 mm
Gebaut 20+

Die M65 atomic cannon, often called “Atomic Annie”, was a towed artillery piece built by the United States and capable of firing a nuclear device. It was developed in the early 1950s, at the beginning of the Cold War, and fielded, by 1953, in Europe and South Korea.

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Piper L-4B Grasshopper

Piper L-4 Grasshopper

Land USA
Rolle Trainer
Erstflug 1938
Gebaut 19800+

Piper developed a military variant (“All we had to do,” Bill Jr. is quoted as saying, “was paint the Cub olive drab to produce a military airplane”), variously designated as the O-59 (1941), L-4 (after April 1942) and NE (U.S. Navy). The L-4 Grasshopper was mechanically identical to the J-3 civilian Cub, but was distinguishable by the use of a Plexiglas greenhouse skylight and rear windows for improved visibility, much like the Taylorcraft L-2 and Aeronca L-3 also in use with the US armed forces. Carrying a single pilot and no passenger, the L-4 had a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h), a cruise speed of 75 mph (121 km/h), a service ceiling of 12,000 ft (3,658 m), a stall speed of 38 mph (61 km/h), an endurance of three hours, and a range of 225 mi (362 km). Some 5,413 L-4s were produced for U.S. forces, including 250 built for the U.S. Navy under contract as the NE-1 and NE-2.

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C-130J Hercules

C-130J Hercules

Land USA
Rolle Military transport, aerial refuelling
Erstflug 5 April 1996
Gebaut 300+

Die Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems. The Hercules family has the longest continuous production run of any military aircraft in history. During more than 60 years of service, the family has participated in military, civilian, and humanitarian aid operations. The Hercules has outlived several planned successor designs, most notably the Advanced Medium STOL Transport contestants. Fifteen nations have placed orders for a total of 300 C-130Js, of which 250 aircraft have been delivered as of February 2012

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