Bristol Beaufort VIII

Bristol Beaufort

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Torpedo bomber
Πρώτη πτήση 15 October 1938
Χτισμένο 1121

Το Bristol Beaufort (manufacturer designation Type 152) was a British twin-engined torpedo bomber designed by the Bristol Aeroplane Company, and developed from experience gained designing and building the earlier Blenheim light bomber. At least 1,180 Beauforts were built by Bristol and other British manufacturers.

The Australian government’s Department of Aircraft Production (DAP) also manufactured variants of the Beaufort. These are often known collectively as the DAP Beaufort. More than 700 Australian-built Beauforts saw service with the Royal Australian Air Force in the South West Pacific theatre, where they were used until the end of the war.

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E.E-BAC Lightning F.53

English Electric Lightning

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Interceptor
Πρώτη πτήση 4 August 1954
Χτισμένο 337

Το English Electric Lightning is a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, which was subsequently absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft Corporation. It was then marketed as the BAC Lightning. The Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. The Lightning was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Although it was the RAF’s primary interceptor for more than two decades it was never required to attack another aircraft.

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Famo Rubezahl

Χώρα Nazi Germnay
Ρόλο Caterpillar tractor
Παράγεται 1932-1944
Χτισμένο Unknow

FAMO, short for Fahrzeug- und Motoren-Werke (Automobile and Engine Works) was a German vehicle manufacturer in the early 20th century.
The middle crawler tractor Rübezahl was continued under the name FAMO Rübezahl until 1944. With a 65 HP engine it could tow up to 6 tons.

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Ο πέρσιβαλ Πρόκτορ III

Percival Proctor

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Radio trainer/communications aircraft
Πρώτη πτήση 8 October 1939
Χτισμένο 1143

Το Percival Proctor was a British radio trainer and communications aircraft of the Second World War. The Proctor was a single-engined, low-wing monoplane with seating for three or four, depending on the model.

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Supermarine Γλάρος V

Supermarine Γλάρος V

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Amphibious reconnaissance aircraft
Πρώτη πτήση 21 June 1933
Χτισμένο 740

Το Supermarine Walrus (originally known as the Supermarine Seagull V) was a British single-engine amphibious biplane reconnaissance aircraft designed by R. J. Mitchell and first flown in 1933. It was operated by the Fleet Air Arm (FAA) and also served with the Royal Air Force (RAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) and Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). It was the first British squadron-service aircraft to incorporate in one airframe a fully retractable main undercarriage, completely enclosed crew accommodation and all-metal fuselage.

Designed for use as a fleet spotter to be catapult launched from cruisers or battleships, the Walrus was later employed in a variety of other roles, most notably as a rescue aircraft for downed aircrew. It continued in service throughout the Second World War.

Πηγή: Supermarine Seagull V on Wikipedia

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Percival Provost

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Στρατιωτικός εκπαιδευτής αεροσκαφών
Πρώτη πτήση 24 February 1950
Χτισμένο 461

Το Percival P.56 Provost was a British basic trainer that was developed for the Royal Air Force in the 1950s as a replacement for the Percival Prentice. It was a low-wing monoplane with a fixed, tailwheel undercarriage and like the Prentice had a side-by-side seating arrangement. The Provost has the distinction of being the last piston-engine basic trainer aircraft to be operated by the RAF.

The Provost was later adapted to make use of a turbojet engine, producing the BAC Jet Provost. The type was withdrawn in the 1960s, in favour of its jet-powered successor.

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TD-9 International Harvester Tractor

Χώρα ΗΠΑ
Ρόλο Crawler tractor
Model introduced 1940
Model discontinued 1956

Το International TD-9 was a diesel engined crawler tractor built by the International Harvester company from 1940 to 1956.

Πηγή: TD-9 International Harvester Tractor on Wiki

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Boulton Paul Προκλητική Εγώ

Boulton Paul Defiant

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Two-seat fighter, night fighter, trainer
Πρώτη πτήση 11 August 1937
Χτισμένο 1064

Το Boulton Paul Defiant was a British interceptor aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force (RAF) during World War II. The Defiant was designed and built by Boulton Paul Aircraft as a “turret fighter”, without any forward-firing guns, a concept successfully used in the First World War-era Bristol F.2 Fighter and also implemented by the Royal Navy’s Blackburn Roc.

In combat, the Defiant was found to be reasonably effective at its intended task of destroying bombers but was vulnerable to the Luftwaffe’s more manoeuvrable, single-seat Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighters. The lack of forward-firing armament proved to be a great weakness in daylight combat and its potential was realised only when it was converted to night fighting. It was supplanted in the night fighter role by the Bristol Beaufighter and de Havilland Mosquito. The Defiant found use in gunnery training, target towing, electronic countermeasures and air-sea rescue. Among RAF pilots it had the nickname “Daffy”.

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Hawker Nimrod MK.II

Hawker Nimrod

Χώρα Ηνωμένο βασίλειο
Ρόλο Naval fighter
Πρώτη πτήση 14 October 1931
Χτισμένο 92

Το Hawker Nimrod was a British carrier-based single-engine, single-seat biplane fighter aircraft built in the early 1930s by Hawker Aircraft.
The Nimrod had an overall similarity to the Fury: it was a single-seater biplane with an open cockpit, fixed undercarriage and guns firing through the propeller. Its unswept, constant chord, round-tipped wings had an unequal span and strong stagger, the latter partly to enhance the pilot’s view. It was a single bay biplane braced with outward-leaning N-form interplane struts, with the upper plane held a little above the upper fuselage by cabane struts. The fabric-covered wings had metal spars and spruce ribs and carried balanced ailerons only on the upper wings.

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M151 1/4-ton 4×4 utility truck

Χώρα ΗΠΑ
Ρόλο 1/4 ton truck/personnel transport, four wheel drive
Producted 1959–1982
Χτισμένο 100000

The Truck, Utility, 1/4-Ton, 4×4, M151 (M151) was the successor to the Korean War M38 and M38A1 jeep Light Utility Vehicles. Commonly referred to as a “jeep” or “quarter-ton”, it was produced from 1959 through 1982 and served in the Vietnam War. The M151 had a monocoque design making it roomier than previous jeep designs, and incorporated an independent suspension with coil springs. It has since been replaced by the larger AM General HMMWV in most utility roles in frontline use. With some M151A2 units still in U.S. military service in 1999, the M151 series achieved a longer run of service than that of the WW2 MB/GPW, M38, and M38A1 series combined.

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