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.
The International Space Station (ISS) is a low-orbit research laboratory, housing astronauts from many nations since November 2000. The ISS is home to research projects such as the search for dark matter and the effects of microgravity on living organisms.
The ISS is approximately 356 feet (109 m) wide (longer than a football field) and orbits the Earth over 15 times per day.
Is an American single-engine ground attack aircraft made famous in combat during World War II by the First American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941-1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers.
While the P-40 could not match the maneuverability of the opposing Japanese fighters, it was faster in a dive, sturdy and had an excellent roll rate.
The U-2 Dragon Lady® is a high-altitude surveillance aircraft, designed to fly at 70,000 feet and featuring a 103 foot wing span. The U-2® served the United States during the Cold War and at peak altitude, it could not be tracked by radar, nor shot down.