Fairey Swordfish Mk III

Fairey Swordfish

CountryUK
RoleTorpedo-bomber
First flight17 April 1934
Built2391

The Fairey Swordfish was a biplane torpedo bomber designed by the Fairey Aviation Company. Originating in the early 1930s, the Swordfish, nicknamed “Stringbag”, was operated by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, in addition to having been equipped by the Royal Air Force (RAF) alongside multiple overseas operators, including the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and the Royal Netherlands Navy. It was initially operated primarily as a fleet attack aircraft. During its later years, the Swordfish became increasingly used as an anti-submarine and training platform. The type was in frontline service throughout the Second World War, but it was already considered obsolete at the outbreak of the conflict in 1939.

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Beechcraft Staggerwing D-17

Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing

CountryUSA
RoleUtility aircraft
First flightNovember 4, 1932
Built785

The Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing is an American biplane with an atypical negative wing stagger (the lower wing is farther forward than the upper wing). It first flew in 1932.

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USS Bunker Hill CG-52

USS Bunker Hill (CG-52)

CountryUSA
Class and typeTiconderoga-class cruiser
Launched11 March 1985
StatusIn active service

USS Bunker Hill (CG-52) is a Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser of the United States Navy laid down by Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Mississippi on 11 January 1984, launched on 11 March 1985, and commissioned on 20 September 1986. Bunker Hill is homeported at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, California. Bunker Hill was the first Ticonderoga-class cruiser to be equipped with the Mark 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) in place of the previous ships’ twin-arm Mark 26 missile launchers, which greatly improved the flexibility and firepower of the ships by allowing them to fire RGM-109 Tomahawk missiles.

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LTV A-7D Corsair II

LTV A-7 Corsair II

CountryUSA
RoleAttack aircraft
First flight26 September 1965
Built1169

The LTV A-7 Corsair II is an American carrier-capable subsonic light attack aircraft manufactured by Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV) to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Its airframe design is a somewhat smaller version of the supersonic Vought F-8 Crusader. The Corsair II initially entered service with the United States Navy (USN) during the Vietnam War. It was later adopted by the United States Air Force (USAF), including the Air National Guard (ANG), to replace the Douglas A-1 Skyraider and North American F-100 Super Sabre. The aircraft was also exported to Greece in the 1970s, and to Portugal in the late 1980s. The USAF and USN retired the type in 1991, the ANG in 1993, the Portuguese Air Force in 1999, and the Hellenic Air Force in 2014

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Polaris MRZR

Polaris RZR

CountryUSA
RoleSmall military vehicles
BuiltUnknow

The Polaris RZR (pronounced “razor”) is a sport side-by-side produced by Polaris Industries. When launched in 2007 as a 2008 model, it was officially known as the Ranger RZR, as it was marketed as a sub-model of the larger, work-oriented Ranger. As the RZR gained popularity, Polaris eventually dropped the Ranger designation and positioned the RZR as a stand-alone model.

U.S. Special Operations Command, (US)SOCOM, placed an order with Polaris Defense in September 2013 for up to 1,500 MRZR-2 (2-seat) and MRZR-4 (4-seat) machines. A big drawback of these new small military vehicles, was that they retained their original petrol engines, which are incompatible with standard military JP-8 fuel. In terms of logistics, two different fuel types are clearly not ideal. As few such machines see combat use, and civilian users are uninterested in running them on diesel, an engine change was deemed unlikely.

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9K58 Smerch

BM-30 Smerch

CountryAustralia
RoleMultiple rocket launcher
In service1989 – present
BuiltUnknow

The BM-30 Smerch (Russian: Смерч, “tornado”, “whirlwind”), 9K58 Smerch or 9A52-2 Smerch-M is a Soviet heavy multiple rocket launcher. The system is intended to defeat personnel, armored, and soft targets in concentration areas, artillery batteries, command posts and ammunition depots. It was designed in the early 1980s and entered service in the Soviet Army in 1989. When first observed by the West in 1983, it received the code MRL 280mm M1983. It is being superseded by the 9A52-4 Tornado since 2018.

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Grumman G-21 Goose

Grumman G-21 Goose

CountryUSA
RoleTransport amphibious aircraft
First flight1937
Built345

The Grumman G-21 Goose is an amphibious flying boat designed by Grumman to serve as an eight-seat “commuter” aircraft for businessmen in the Long Island area. The Goose was Grumman’s first monoplane to fly, its first twin-engined aircraft, and its first aircraft to enter commercial airline service. During World War II, the Goose became an effective transport for the US military (including the United States Coast Guard), as well as serving with many other air forces. During hostilities, the Goose took on an increasing number of combat and training roles.

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