UH-1 Huey® commonly referred to as the ‘Huey’, the Bell® UH-1 Iroquois is arguably the most famous helicopter in the world. Created primarily for utility and medical evacuation purposes, the UH-1 first flew in 1956 and entered combat service during the Vietnam War. A Hollywood icon, the Huey has been featured in many motion pictures and television series.
As the largest ship afloat, the Titanic left Southampton, England on her maiden voyage to New York City. Departing on April 10th, 1912, the Titanic sailed for 5 days before hitting an iceberg at 2:20 AM on April 15th. Of the 2,223 souls aboard, only 710 survived the crash and frigid waters off the coast of Nova Scotia.
The USS Midway (CV-41) is a US Naval aircraft carrier named after the World War II Battle of Midway. This carrier was commissioned one week after the end of that war and was the largest ship in the world until 1955. The USS Midway served during the Vietnam War, as well as in other engagements before being decommissioned in 1992. The carrier currently resides at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego.
This WWII German tank featured a larger turret ring designed for tank-to-tank combat. More than 8000 Panzer IV tanks were produced during the war, comprising approximately half the German tank forces on the Western Front.
The Battle of the Ironclads, also known as the Battle of Hampton Roads, was fought over a two-day period during the American Civil War. This battle marked the first engagement between armor-plated warships heralding the evolution from wooden to steel military vessels.
Created for the United States Postal Service, the Grumman LLV is the most common delivery vehicle for postal deliveries in North America. Entering service in 1987, the LLV (Long Life Vehicle) can carry up to 1,000 lbs. of cargo.
The F/A-18 Block III Super Hornet is the newest highly capable, affordable and available tactical aircraft in U.S. Navy inventory. The Super Hornet is the backbone of the U.S. Navy carrier air wing now and for decades to come.
Perseverance launched July 30, 2020, enroute to Jezero Crater, Mars. Perseverance features a plutonium power source and a variety of instruments to aid the rover in its mission to seek signs of previous life on Mars, as well as collect data to further aid future manned missions there.
Ingenuity, the 4 pound helicopter that was launched with Perseverance, features four specially made carbon-fiber blades, arranged into two rotors that spin in opposite directions at around 2,400 rpm – many times faster than a helicopter on Earth. It is a separate experiment from the rover and is intended to demonstrate technologies needed for flying in the Martian atmosphere.
Sikorsky® UH-60 Black Hawk® Since being introduced to the Army in 1979 this medium-lift, multi-role helicopter is now used in more than 28 countries world-wide. It has fought its way in and out of countless combat zones to deliver and extract troops, save lives, provide critical supplies and perform as an aerial firefighter and border patroller.
The supersonic F-14 Tomcat is a twin-engine, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. It was developed for the US Navy to counter Soviet MiG Fighter jets. The Tomcat is a two person crew consisting of a pilot in the front seat and a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the back seat.
Over 15 stories tall, the external tank flanked by two booster rockets, enabled the space shuttle to escape Earth’s gravity and send it into orbit. The two booster rockets would burn 9 tons of fuel per second, at a velocity of 3000 miles per hour.
Shuttle nameplates included: Atlantis, Discovery, Endeavor and Enterprise.
The fastest next-generation helicopter in the world, the Sikorsky® S-97 Raider® features twin four-blade contra-rotating main rotors and a rear pusher propeller, allowing for a top speed of 276 MPH. What makes the Raider even more unique is its ability to turn its rear propeller on and off for ''Whisper Mode'', allowing it to sneak up on targets.
The Lockheed® P-38 Lightning served the US Army in World War II. Recognizable by its distinctive twin boom/central nacelle design, the P-38 was nicknamed the ‘fork-tailed devil’ by axis pilots. Used both as a long-range fighter and fighter/bomber, the P-38 was instrumental in many important WWII missions.