A12005. The MkVb was produced in greater numbers than any other of the Spitfire Marks and served in all theatres of war during World War II. Spitfires V’s entered service with UK based fighter squadrons early in 1941 and provided escorts to daylight bombers as well as undertaking low-level fighter sweeps accross occupied Europe. From 1942 the Mk.V’s began widespread service overseas with Malta’s defences being bolstered by three squadrons while many more went to the Middle East for the build up of the Desert Air Force in the North African campaigns. Later the type was supplied to the Soviet Union Portugal and Turkey.
The French Infantry took part in many of the largest and bloodiest battles of WWI whilst defending their homeland. The set features cyclists a signaller complete with pigeons a bugler standard bearer and a variety of infantrymen
The Focke Wulf 190 was one of the outstanding fighter aircraft of World War two with over 20000 being manufactured. The Fw190 D were nicknamed the long-nosed Dora because of the lengthened nose that was an improvement from the A series.
As well as a RAF bomber large numbers of Canberras were ordered for photo reconnaissance duties culminating in the P.R-9. This was unarmed carried seven cameras under the fuselage with an increased wing area plus more powerful Avons which gave it a much greater operational ceiling. To ease production the P.R.9 was built by Short Bros at Belfast entering service in January 1960 and it still remained in RAF service at the start of the 21st Century
Launched on May 7th 1765 HMS Victory gained its fame by becoming Admiral Nelson flagship during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The victory at this battle ended Napoleons bid for mastery of the sea but cost Admiral Nelson his life. She had previously taken part in many other major actions against the Spanish and French fleets and is now the oldest serving Royal Naval ship still in service being the flagship of the Portsmouth Command. After being restored to the same condition and appearance as she was at Trafalgar she can now be seen in all her glory at her home in Portsmouth by visitors from all over the world.