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The Hawker Hunter was developed between the late ’40s and the early’ 50s to equip the Royal Air Force with a modern jet-powered single-seat fighter interceptor. It was, substantially, the british reply to the famous american F-86 Sabre and russian Mig-15. It was design and developed on the Rolls-Royce Avon turbojet engine and it was characterized by the adoption of the swept wing layout, typical of the aeronautical production of those years. The Hunter entered in service in 1954 and, during its long operative career, it has been constantly improved. The most famous versions has been the Mk.6, a fighter with improved capabilities, and the Mk.9, able to perform ground attack duties. Thanks to his maneuverability, the Hawker Hunter has been used by several famous display teams like the british “Black Arrows” or the canadian “Blue Diamonds”, the belgian “Diables Rouges” and the swiss “Patrouille Suisse”.
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The Harrier is probably the most famous aircraft with vertical/short takeoff and landing capabilities of military History. Designed and developed by the British manufacturer Hawker Siddeley in the sixties, it actively participated to the military operations during the Falklands / Malvinas War in 1982. More in detail the Harrier Gr. 3, characterized by the adoption of new features as the nose-mounted laser tracker and the integrated electronic countermeasure systems, it was very effective in close support and ground attack missions performed by British Royal Air Force. Armed with two 30 mm guns installed under the fuselage, it was able to carry a significant load of offensive weapons composed by rockets, conventional bombs and laser-guided bombs. Thanks to the possibility to adopt two drop tanks under the wings, the operative range could be increased.
The American tank destroyer M36 was developed during the World War II to equip the Allies with an effective response to German armoured fighting vehicles, as Panther and Tiger, which were provided with strong armour and a great firepower. M36 offensive ability was based on its 90 mm M3 gun, better than the 76mm chosen for the preceding M10, which had the same hull. M36B1 was a fallback choice due to the lack of hulls: that’s why it was chosen to place M36 turret on Sherman M4A3 hull. Similarly to all the American tank destroyers, the turret was open-topped, in order to give greater field of vision during the battle. M36B1 effectiveness is proven by its longevity. After World War II it has been used by many armies. It took part also in Iran-Iraq War during the 80s and in Balkan Wars during the 90s. Some of them were captured by Iraqi Army during the war against Iraq in 2003.
The U.S.S. Carl Vinson (CVN-70) is the third Nimitz class, nuclear-powered, super carrier of the United States Navy. The Carl Vinson was delivered to the U.S. Navy on 1982 and during its intense career has been continuously upgraded and improved in order to increase its operational capability. With a displacement higher than 100,000 tons and a crew of 6,000 men the ship is able to have on board more than 90 aircrafts and helicopters. Furthermore the nuclear power propulsion guarantees a range of unlimited distance. The Carl Vinson participated to a significative number of operative missions in several war theaters. More recently, on 2010, it provided its contribution to support the Haiti population hit by the earthquake. Today she is still playing its role as protagonist of the U.S. Navy activities in the Pacific Ocean ( 2017 North Korean crisis ). The U.S.S. Carl Vinson also participated to a lot of movies and documentaries dedicated to the United States Navy.
The Scania Series R heavy-tractor is available with V8 engine and has been developed according to the current world market requirements. The V8 SCANIA engines are designed to carry out the most demanding tasks and are appreciated for their sturdiness, reactivity, and efficiency. The Scania R Series Streamline version, produced in 2013, is designed to meet the most demanding requirementsn in terms of fuel-saving and reliability. The exterior design gives the vehicle a huge view of the road and is considered the number one for “SHOW TRUCKS”, the famous decorated tractors. The extraordinary exterior style is matched with exclusive new interiors which provide exceptional comfort for the driver and a wide range of color and material options. Our model reproduce in 1:24 scale the tractor created by the well-known Swedish company SVEMPAS AB, for the technical assistance of the tractor in the racing version called SCANIA “CHIMERA”.
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In February of 1943, to replace the outdated KV series, the first prototypes of the new heavy tanks has been designed with the specific purpose to equip the Red Army tank regiments and counterbalance the new and effective German Tiger and Panther. The most famous was the Joseph Stalin JS-2. It adopted, as main armament, the powerful D25-T mm gun, installed in the central turret and it has been characterized by the casted hull, the heavy armor and the use of the 12 cylinders diesel 600 HP engine. The total weight of the JS-2 was 46 tons. It was used in the battles that brought to the liberation of Ukraine, in the operations to conquer Hungary and in the final stage of the World War II in Europe : the Battle of Berlin.