Lockheed EC-121D Warning Star

Lockheed EC-121 Warning Star

RôleAéroporté de détection lointaine et de contrôle de l'avion
Premier vol9 June 1949

L' Lockheed EC-121 Avertissement Étoiles is a United States Navy and United States Air Force Airborne early warning and control radar surveillance aircraft. A military version of the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, it was designed to serve as an airborne early warning system to supplement the Distant Early Warning Line, using two large radomes, a vertical dome above and a horizontal one below the fuselage. Soñé EC-121s were also used for intelligence gathering (SIGINT). It was introduced in 1954 and retired from service in 1978, although a single specially modified EW aircraft remained in service with the U.S. Navy until 1982.

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Douglas EC-24A

Douglas DC-8

RôleFuselage étroit avion de ligne à réaction
Premier volMay 30, 1958

The Douglas DC-8 (also known as the McDonnell Douglas DC-8) is a four-engine long-range narrow-body jet airliner built from 1958 to 1972 by the Douglas Aircraft Company. Launched after the competing Boeing 707, the DC-8 nevertheless kept Douglas in a strong position in the airliner market, and remained in production until 1972 when it began to be superseded by larger wide-body designs, including the Boeing 747, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and Lockheed L-1011 TriStar. The DC-8s design allowed it a slightly larger cargo capacity than the 707 and some re-engined DC-8s are still in use as freighters.

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Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket

Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket

RôleExpérimentale à haute vitesse de l'avion de recherche
Premier vol4 February 1948

L' Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket (or D-558-II) was a rocket and jet-powered supersonic research aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company for the United States Navy. On 20 November 1953, shortly before the 50th anniversary of powered flight, Scott Crossfield piloted the Skyrocket to Mach 2, or more than 1,290 mph (2076 km/h), the first time an aircraft had exceeded twice the speed of sound.

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Curtiss C-46D Commando

Curtiss C-46 Commando

RôleAvion de transport militaire
Premier vol26 March 1940

L' Curtiss C-46 Commando is a transport aircraft derived from the Curtiss CW-20 pressurised high-altitude airliner design. Early press reports used the nameCondor IIIbut the Commando name was in use by early 1942 in company publicity.[2] It was used as a military transport during World War II by the United States Army Air Forces and also the U.S. Navy/Marine Corps, which used the designation R5C. The C-46 served in a similar role to its Douglas-built counterpart, the C-47 Skytrain, but it was not as extensively produced as the latter.

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RôleChar de combat principal
FabricantAMX-APX + GIAT

L' AMX-40 was a French prototype main battle tank. As the AMX-32 had failed to attract any potential sales, GIAT decided to produce yet another upgrade, the AMX-40 Main Battle Tank. The development of the AMX-40 began in 1980 as a clean sheet design. In 1983, the first prototype was finished and presented at the Satory Exhibition that year. Two further prototypes were produced in 1984; the fourth and last one was fabricated in 1985. The design was not intended for service in France, but as a successor to the AMX-32, the improved export version of the AMX-30. However, the efforts to obtain foreign orders failed, the most serious potential customer to have considered the design being Spain. It ceased being offered for export in 1990.

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Northrop N-9 MO

Northrop N-9MB

RôleAile volante Prototype
Premier vol27 December 1942

L' Northrop N-9M was an approximately one-third scale, 60-ft span all-wing aircraft used for the development of the full size, 172-ft wingspan Northrop XB-35 and YB-35 flying wing long-range, heavy bomber. First flown in 1942, the N-9M (M for Model) was the third in a lineage of all-wing Northrop aircraft designs that began in 1929 when Jack Northrop succeeded in early experiments with his single pusher propeller, twin-tailed, twin-boom, all stressed metal skin Northrop Flying Wing X-216H monoplane, and a decade later, the dual-prop N-1M of 1939–1941. Northrops pioneering all-wing aircraft would lead Northrop-Grumman many years later to eventually develop the advanced B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, which debuted in Air Force inventory in 1989.

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Landsverk M38

Landsverk L180

RôleVoiture blindée
Dans le service1933-1980s
FabricantÀ PARTIR de Landsverk

L' Landsverk L-180, L-181 and L-182 are a family of armored cars developed by the Swedish company AB Landsverk during the interwar years. They had a good international reputation for being fast, robust and reliable and were acquired in small numbers by Denmark, Estonia, Ireland and the Netherlands, among others. The L-180s were designated Pantserwagen M-38.

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Seversky AT-12

Seversky P-35

Les premiers vols15 August 1935

L' Le P-35 was an American fighter aircraft built by the Seversky Aircraft Company in the late 1930s. A contemporary of the Hawker Hurricane and Messerschmitt Bf 109, the P-35 was the first single-seat fighter in United States Army Air Corps to feature all-metal construction, retractable landing gear, and an enclosed cockpit.

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Lockheed A-12

Lockheed A-12

RôleDe haute altitude des avions de reconnaissance
Les premiers vols26 April 1962

L' Lockheed A-12 was a reconnaissance aircraft built for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by Lockheeds Skunk Works, based on the designs of Clarence « Kelly » Johnson. The aircraft was designated A-12, the 12th in a series of internal design efforts for « Archange », the aircrafts internal code name. It competed in the CIA’s « Char » program against the Convair Kingfish proposal in 1959, and won for a variety of reasons.

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Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe

Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe

RôleLourd cargo hélicoptère
Les premiers vols9 Mai 1962

L' Sikorsky CH-54 Viande est un bimoteur de transport lourd hélicoptère conçu par Sikorsky Aircraft pour l'Armée des États-unis. Il est nommé d'après Tarhe (dont le surnom était « La Grue »), du 18ème siècle de chef de la Wyandot tribu Indienne. La version civile est la S-64 Skycrane.

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