Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

CountryUSA
RoleMilitary transport aircraft
First flight9 November 1944
Built888

The Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter was a long-range heavy military cargo aircraft developed from the B-29 and B-50 bombers. Design work began in 1942, the first of 3 prototype XC-97s flew on 9 November 1944 (none saw combat), and the first of 6 service-test YC-97s flew on 11 March 1947. All these were based on the 24ST alloy structure and Wright R-3350 engines of the B-29 but with a larger-diameter fuselage upper lobe (making a figure of eight or ‘double-bubble’section) and they had the B-29 vertical tail with the gunners position blanked off. Between 1944 and 1958, 888 C-97s in several versions were built, 811 being KC-97 tankers. C-97s served in the Berlin Airlift, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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Patriot Missile Battery

MIM-104 Patriot

CountryUSA
RoleMobile long-range surface-to-air missile with anti-ballistic missile capability
In serviceSince 1981
Built1100+ launchers

The MIM-104 Patriot is a surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, the primary of its kind used by the United States Army and several allied nations. It is manufactured by the U.S. defense contractor Raytheon and derives its name from the radar component of the weapon system. The AN/MPQ-53 at the heart of the system is known as the “Phased Array Tracking Radar to Intercept on Target” which is a backronym for PATRIOT. The Patriot System replaced the Nike Hercules system as the U.S. Army’s primary High to Medium Air Defense (HIMAD) system, and replaced the MIM-23 Hawk system as the U.S. Army’s medium tactical air defense system. In addition to these roles, Patriot has been given the function of the U.S. Army’s anti-ballistic missile (ABM) system, which is now Patriot’s primary mission. The system is expected to stay fielded until at least 2040

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de Havilland Canada U-6A Beaver
de Havilland Canada DHC-2
CountryCanada
RoleSTOL utility transport
First flight16 August 1947
Built1657

The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft developed and manufactured by de Havilland Canada. It has been primarily operated as a bush plane and has been used for a wide variety of utility roles, such as cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and aerial topdressing), and civil aviation duties. Shortly after the end of the Second World War, de Havilland Canada made the decision to orient itself towards civilian operators. Based upon feedback from pilots, the company decided that the envisioned aircraft should have excellent STOL performance, all-metal construction, and accommodate many features sought by the operators of bush planes. On 16 August 1947, the maiden flight of the aircraft, which had received the designation DHC-2 Beaver, took place. In April 1948, the first production aircraft was delivered to the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests.

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Panhard M3 VTT with TL-2i turret

Panhard M3

CountryFrance
RoleArmoured personnel carrier
Produced1971–1986
Built1180

The Panhard M3 VTT (French: Véhicule de Transport de Troupes) is an amphibious armoured personnel carrier. Developed as a private venture for the export market, the M3 was built with the same mechanical and chassis components as the Panhard AML range of light armoured cars.[6] The two vehicle types share a 95% interchangeability of automotive parts.[3] The M3 is an extremely versatile design which can be configured for a wide variety of auxiliary battlefield roles.[2] The most popular variants of the base personnel carrier included an armoured ambulance, a mobile command post, and an internal security vehicle.[2] It could also be fitted with a wide variety of turrets and armament, ranging from a single general-purpose machine gun to medium calibre autocannon

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JDS Yamagiri

JDS Yamagiri

CountryJapan
Class and typeDestroyer
LaunchedOctober 10, 1987
StatusIn active service

JS Yamagiri (DD-152) is an Asagiri-class destroyer in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. (JMSDF) It is the first major combat vessel in the JMSDF to have a female captain. On February 29, 2016 Miho Otani became the first woman to command a destroyer in active duty the service. She had previously commanded a training destroyer. As of 2016 the vessel had around 10 female crew members with designated accommodation and toilets for them. Otani was captain from February 2016 to February 2017.

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Aermacchi MB-339CB

Aermacchi MB-339

CountryItalia
RoleAdvanced trainer and light attack aircraft
First flight12 August 1976
Built230

The Aermacchi MB-339 is a military jet trainer and light attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Italian aviation company Aermacchi. The MB-339 was developed during the 1970s in response to an Italian Air Force requirement that sought a replacement for the service’s existing fleet of Aermacchi MB-326. Its design was derived from that of the MB-326, rather than a new design, and thus the two aircraft share considerable similarities in terms of their design. Aermacchi had found that the MB-339 was capable of satisfying all of the specified requirements while being the most affordable option available. The maiden flight of the MB-339 took place on 12 August 1976; the first production aircraft were delivered two years later.

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M-108 105mm Self Propelled Howitzer

M108 howitzer

CountryUSA
RoleSelf-propelled 105 mm howitzer
DevelopedMid-1950s
BuiltUnknow

The M108 Howitzer is an American self-propelled 105 mm howitzer, first introduced in the early 1960s as a replacement for the M52 self-propelled howitzer. The M108 was powered by a Detroit Diesel turbocharged 8V-71T 8-cylinders 405 hp engine. It used the same hull and turret as the 155 mm M109 self-propelled howitzer, and components of the M113 armored vehicle. The M108 was phased out soon after the American intervention in the Vietnam War, as the M109’s 155 mm calibre was considered better fitted for modern war.

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Sikorsky VS-44A Flying Boat Excambian

Sikorsky VS-44

CountryUSA
RoleFlying boat
First flight13 August 1937
Built3

The Sikorsky VS-44 was a large four-engined flying boat built in the United States in the early 1940s by Sikorsky Aircraft. The VS-44 was designed primarily for the transatlantic passenger market, with a capacity of 40+ passengers. Three units were produced: Excalibur, Excambian, and Exeter.

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M551 Sheridan

M551 Sheridan

CountryUSA
RoleAmphibious light tank
In service1969–1997
Built1662

The M551 “Sheridan” AR/AAV (Armored Reconnaissance/Airborne Assault Vehicle) was a light tank developed by the United States and named after General of the Army Philip Sheridan, from American Civil War fame. It was designed to be landed by parachute and to swim across rivers. It was armed with the technically advanced but troublesome M81/M81 Modified/M81E1 152mm gun/launcher, which fired both conventional ammunition and the MGM-51 Shillelagh guided anti-tank missile.

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