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  Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the most common post-World War II military aircraft, with the exception of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules.
It was a lightweight fighter, achieving Mach 2 speed using a relatively low-powered afterburning turbojet, and is thus comparable to the American F-104 Starfighter and French Dassault Mirage III.
List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS - List of fighter aircraft
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/MIG-21   (568 words)

  
 Fighter aircraft
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for attacking other aircraft, as opposed to a bomber, which is designed to attack ground targets, primarily by dropping bombs.
Fighters are comparatively small, fast, and highly maneuverable, and have been fitted with increasingly sophisticated tracking and weapons systems to intercept and attack other aircraft.
Fighter aircraft were developed during World War I, when they were tasked with hunting down enemy reconnaissance aircraft and balloons.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Fighter_aircraft   (1103 words)

  
 F2H Banshee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The McDonnell F2H Banshee was a military carrier-based jet fighter aircraft, used by the US Navy from 1951 to 1959 and by the Royal Canadian Navy from 1955 until 1962.
It served during the Korean War with the 7th Fleet, initially as a fighter but as newer aircraft were introduced (such as the Grumman F9F and Douglas F3D) it took a photo-reconnaissance role.
The aircraft were delivered from 1955 to 1958 and flew from HMCS Bonaventure or as NORAD interceptors with the AIM-9 Sidewinder missile.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/F2H_Banshee   (498 words)

  
 F-5 Freedom Fighter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The F-5 Freedom Fighter (or Tiger II) is a fighter aircraft, designed and built by Northrop in the USA, beginning in 1962.
The U.S. Army expressed interest in it for ground support, but operating fixed-wing aircraft was a U.S. Air Force responsibility and the Air Force would neither agree to operate the N-156 nor to allow the Army to operate fixed-wing combat aircraft.
Ironically, when Bien Hoa was later overrun by Communist forces, several of the aircraft were captured and used operationally by the NVAF.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/F-5_Freedom_Fighter   (786 words)

  
 Book Encyclopedia - Web Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In March of 1981, the USAF announced the Enhanced Tactical Fighter program to procure a replacement for the F-111.
The concept envisioned an aircraft capable of launching deep interdiction missions without requiring additional support in the form of fighter escort or jamming support.
In February of 1984, the USAF awarded the ETF to McDonnell Douglas, and both F-16 XL aircraft were returned to the Air Force and placed in storage.
www.bookencyclopedia.com /index.php?title=F-16XL   (658 words)

  
 F3H Demon - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The aircraft was designed around only a single Westinghouse J40 engine, which was to have thrust of over 11,000 lbf (49 kN) - three times that of the engines in the Banshee.
Deployed aircraft carried both types of missiles, the Sparrow on the inboard rails and the Sidewinder outboard.
It remained the Navy's front-line fighter until 1962, when it was succeeded by the F-4 Phantom II.
www.encyclopedia-of-knowledge.com /?t=F3H   (421 words)

  
 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although the XB-70 Valkyrie was cancelled before the new aircraft, which carried the bureau designation Ye-155, reached the prototype stage, it seemed that the Ye-155 would still be a useful addition to the PVO interceptor force against targets like the SR-71 Blackbird.
Although Viktor Belenko's aircraft was eventually returned to the USSR, it was first dismantled and carefully analysed by the Foreign Technology Division of the USAF, at Dayton, Ohio.
The MiG-25 was built primarily of nickel-steel, and not titanium as supposed.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/MiG-25   (1230 words)

  
 P-63 Kingcobra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
American allies, particularly the Soviet Union, had a great need for fighter aircraft, however, and the Soviets were already the largest users of the Airacobra.
Official Soviet histories downplayed the role of Lend-Lease supplied aircraft in favor of local designs, but it is known that the P-63 was a successful ground-attack and tank-busting aircraft in Soviet service.
Sufficient aircraft continued in use after the war for them to be given the NATO reporting name of Fred.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/p/p_/p_63_kingcobra.html   (398 words)

  
 F/A-18 Hornet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the first tactical aircraft designed to fill the roles of fighter aircraft and attack aircraft.
Drawing on his experience as a navy aviator in WWII, where fighters hastily converted for bombing with jury-rigged bomb racks proved to be versatile assets, capable of defending themselves once they had dropped their bombs.
The Hornet was among the first aircraft to heavily utilize, which at the switch of a button allow the pilot to perform either fighter or attack roles or both.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/F/A-18_Hornet   (1561 words)

  
 F-86 Sabre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Both the interceptor and fighter versions carried six Browning M3.50 in (12.7 mm) caliber machine guns in the nose (Later versions of the F-86H carried four 20 mm cannon instead of machine guns).
Guns were harmonized to converge at 1000 feet (300 m) in front of the aircraft with one tracer bullet for every five rounds.
Unguided 2.75 inch (70 mm) rockets were used on some of the fighters in target practice, but 5 inch (127 mm) rockets were later used in combat operations.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/F-86_Sabre   (1450 words)

  
 Fighter aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fighters are comparatively small, fast, and highly manoeuverable, and have been fitted with increasingly sophisticated tracking and weapons systems to find and shoot down other aircraft.
Dutch aircraft designer Anthony Fokker developed the first interruptor for the machine gun, which prevents bullets from hitting the propeller of the aircraft.
Many of these fighters would do over 400 mph (600 km/h) in level flight, and were fast enough in a dive that they started encountering the effects of getting too close to the speed of sound, occasionally even to the point of breaking up in flight.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/fighter_aircraft_1   (930 words)

  
 P-80 Shooting Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first operational jet fighter used by the United States Army Air Force.
The first USAAF jet aircraft was the P-59 Airacomet.
They saw combat service in the Korean War, mainly the more powerful F-80C variant, including the first piloted jet aircraft vs. piloted jet aircraft success on November 8, 1950 when a MiG-15 was shot down.
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 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The aircraft saw service with a number of other national airforces including those of Cuba, North Vietnam, Egypt, Pakistan and North Korea.
The aircraft saw combat during the Vietnam War and the Bangladesh War.
Once in the air, the MiG-19 performed much better and the twin-engined, large wing area fighter jet was inherently safer to fly than the early delta winged aircraft.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/MiG-19   (467 words)

  
 P-26 Peashooter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Boeing P-26, nicknamed the "Peashooter", was the first all-metal production fighter aircraft and the first pursuit monoplane used by the United States Army Air Corps.
The prototype first flew in 1932, and were used as late as 1941 in the Philippines.
An additional 25 aircraft were completed as P-26B with Pratt and Whitney R-1340-33 Wasp engines, and 23 P-26C had minor changes to carburation and the fuel system.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/P-26_Peashooter   (264 words)

  
 Mikoyan MiG-29 - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This led to speculation that USAF intended to use the aircraft for aggressor squadrons, such as Top Gun, but this turned out to be unfounded, when the aircraft were subsequently turned into scrap metal.
In this case the aircraft is flying up vertically until the pilot reduces the thrust to idle and the plane executes a tail-slide.
Most Western fighters are incapable of this stunt, because their engines would flame-out during the tail-slide and their airframes are unstable under negative velocity airflow conditions.
www.greatestinfo.org /Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-29   (536 words)

  
 FJ Fury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The FJ Fury was the first operational jet aircraft in United States Navy service.
It was delivered in 1948 and provided design inspiration for the F-86 Sabre.
List of military aircraft of the United States - List of fighter aircraft
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/f/fj/fj_fury.html   (87 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The aircraft, armed solely with AA-6 Air-to-air missiles, was designed to meet the threat of the American XB-70 Valkyrie Mach 3 bomber, and therefore has better speed and altitude performance than any other fighter aircraft, with a maximum speed of Mach 3.2 and a ceiling of 90,000 ft (27,000 m).
In addition, the aircraft in service had to be limited to Mach 2.8, as higher speeds than this tended to overheat and wreck the engines.
The aircraft was built of steel alloy and not titanium as supposed.
www.ipedia.com /mikoyan_gurevich_mig_25.html   (783 words)

  
 ch2-2
The flying and handling characteristics of aircraft have been under study for over 60 years and continue to be the subject of investigation as new aircraft configurations evolve and new operating ranges of speed and altitude are encountered.
The stability and control characteristics of the aircraft were, of course, related to the floating angles of these surfaces as the angles of attack and sideslip of the aircraft varied.
Discussed next are four fighter aircraft that served with distinction in front-line combat operations until the termination of hostilities in November 1918.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/SP-468/ch2-2.htm   (11232 words)

  
 Fighter aircraft - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Later advances in targeting systems and the ever-increasing payloads meant that modern fighters can carry a load as large as the biggest WWII bombers, eliminating many of the bomber and attack aircraft roles as well.
Current developments include reducing the radar visibility of fighters, techniques known as stealth, as well as increased range at supersonic speeds and better manoeuverability.
French aviator Roland Garros became the first flying "ace" (a pilot who shoots down five or more enemy aircraft) when he affixed machine guns to his aircraft (Morane-Saulnier Type L) which fired through the propeller, although he used crude metal deflector plates (the bullets hit the propeller but were deflected aside) rather than interruptor gear.
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 Fighter Aircraft
The latter is proving particularly important as the GOP weighs pending fighter aircraft and multi-role helicopter contracts.
Under the MOU, a U.S. Navy logistics unit was established in Singapore in 1992; U.S. fighter aircraft deploy periodically to Singapore for exercises, and a number of U.S. military vessels visit Singapore.
Finland is purchasing fighter aircraft and associated equipment valued at $3.35 billion from U.S. suppliers.
www.websters-online-dictionary.org /fi/fighter+aircraft.html   (1315 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (NATO reporting name 'Flogger') is a swing-wing fighter aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.
The MiG-23's predecessor, the MiG-21, was fast and agile, but extremely limited in its operational capabilities, with primitive radar, short range, and a limited weapons load (restricted in some aircraft to a pair of short-range air-to-air missiles).
The MiG-23's combat performance in conflicts with Israeli and U.S. pilots was generally poor, although the 'Flogger' did score several kills against Israeli A-4 Skyhawk and F-4 Phantoms operating in the attack role.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-23   (559 words)

  
 F-16 Fighting Falcon - Art History Online Reference and Guide
The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft built in the United States and used by dozens of countries all over the world.
It was also the first US fighter aircraft to match the English Electric Lightning's capability of pulling 9g turns during flight.
The first aircraft subject to the Alternative Fighter Engine project under which aircraft could be fitted with the traditional Pratt and Whitney engines or for the first time the General Electric F110.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/F-16   (1555 words)

  
 Articles - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The most significant of these was doubling the dihedral of the outer wings in an attempt to create more stability, and lengthening the nose of the aircraft to move the engine and therefore centre of gravity further forward.
It was not long before the type would see combat, claiming a pair of German Junkers Ju 86 reconnaissance aircraft even before the start of hostilities between Germany and the Soviet Union.
One final attempt to save the aircraft was to re-engine it with a Shvetsov ASh-82 radial engine, the same engine that had been used to create the Lavochkin La-5 from the LaGG-3.
www.gaple.com /articles/Mikoyan-Gurevich_MiG-3   (708 words)

  
 F-86 Sabre
It often was placed in combat against the superior Soviet MiG-15 and the MiG-19.
Both the interceptor and fighter versions carried six Browning M3.50 in (12.7 mm) caliber machine guns in the nose.
The type was produced under licence by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation in Australia, re-engined with the Rolls Royce Avon, and also by Canadair in Canada.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/f/f_/f_86_sabre.html   (719 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (NATO reporting name Fresco) is a Russian jet fighter aircraft armed with 3 cannons, considered to be most effective in action against enemy aircraft.
Its bombload was considered light relative to other aircraft of the time since it had been designed primarily as an interceptor.
They were not available for the Korean War but saw considerable service as the main aircraft of the North Vietnamese Air Force during the Vietnam War, when it frequently worked in conjunction with MiG-21s ordinarily flown by Soviet or Chinese pilots.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=MiG-17   (273 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The 149th Fighter Wing is an F-16 Flying Training Unit that includes a support group with a worldwide mobility commitment.
The honors of the 396th Fighter Squadron are commemorated in the fleur-de-lis denoting World War II Distinguished Unit Citation for action in France, the Taeguk with the caltrap denoting service in the Korean War, and the rope in the colors of the Belgian Fourragere denoting the unit's World War II foreign citations.
The squadron, as an element of the 136th Fighter Wing, was the first Air National Guard squadron to see combat during that war; the first Air National Guard unit to shoot down a MiG-15; and the first to successfully demonstrate the applicability of aerial refueling during combat.
www.txkell.ang.af.mil /history/history.htm   (450 words)

  
 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 - Freepedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The aircraft design was built on research and replaced conventional straight wings with ones swept back at 35° and gave the fuselage very clean lines.
It was delivered to the Soviet airforce in 1949 and allied countries were provided with the aircraft from 1950.
It took part in the first jet vs. jet combats over North Korea and proved to be a better performing aircraft than the American F-80 or F-86 Sabre.
en.freepedia.org /J-2.html   (324 words)

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