Despite being the youngest arm of the forces, there is no shortage of armaments and equipment to examine for the Air Forces. The amount of technical innovation and creativity is quite astounding. Both of the World Wars stimulated the technicians and engineers as much as it did the pilots. An arms race of ideas meant that the Air Forces were constantly updating their equipment in order to get that all important edge over their opponents. Even in peace time, the defence budgets have been relatively kind to the Air Force. This has allowed them to invest in some frighteningly expensive and accurate armaments over the years. If you have any requests or any information that you would like to share on these pages then please email me at

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by Stephen Luscombe