Centurion

The Centurion came into service just too late to see combat in the Second World War, but combat use in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle-East Arab-Israeli wars …

Alvis Saladin

The Saladin had a protracted development before going into production in 1958. It entered service a year later and served in all parts of the world. In …

Alvis Scorpion

This armoured close reconnaissance vehicle is part of a family of tracked light armoured vehicles built for the British Army during the 1970s. The RAF Regiment used …

Opel Senator 2.8i

The Senators operated by British Commanders-in-Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany (BRIXMIS) were intended to look normal but had in fact been heavily modified to …

Krauss-Maffei Leopard 1

During the Cold War, West Germany designed and manufactured two main battle tanks. The Leopard 1 was the first of these successful designs and was an unqualified …

Remotec Wheelbarrow Mk.7

The second half of the Cold War saw a major increase in urban terrorism. The Wheelbarrow is a remotely controlled bomb disposal vehicle designed to allow a …

Vickers VC10

The VC10 was designed as a long range airliner able to operate from short runways at airfields in hot and high conditions as found in Africa and …

Boulton Paul Sea Balliol

Built by Boulton Paul Aircraft of Wolverhampton the Balliol was a type that served as a training aircraft with both the Royal Air Force and the Royal …

Engine – Rolls-Royce RB162

This small engine was designed for use in the Trident 3B aircraft providing booster power to improve take-off performance. It provided thrust of 5,250lbs at take-off and …

Lockheed Polaris

Perfection of this missile represents one of the greatest achievements in missile engineering. The problem presented to Lockheed and its subcontractors in 1956 was to produce an …