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  Aircraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fixed-wing aircraft generally use an internal-combustion engine in the form of a piston engine (with a propeller) or a turbine engine (jet or turboprop), to provide thrust that moves the craft forward through the air.
The major distinction in aircraft usage is between military aviation, which includes all uses of airplane for military purposes (such as combat, patrolling, search and rescue, reconnaissance, transport, and training), and civil aviation, which includes all uses of airplanes for non-military purposes.
Combat aircraft themselves, though used a handful of times for reconnaissance and surveillance during the Italo-Turkish War, did not come into widespread use until the Balkan War when first air-dropped bomb was invented and widely used by Bulgarian air force against Turkey.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aircraft   (1671 words)

 Davis-Monthan AFB and the Military Aircraft Boneyard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most aircraft transferred to this facility are "cannibalized" (stripped for spare parts) and eventually scrapped, but some of the transport aircraft such as the older C-130s are made available to other federal agencies for nonmilitary purposes such as firefighting.
These aircraft were scrapped in accordance with the START arms limitation treaty, being subjected to a giant guillotine that effectively cut the fuselage and control cables, rendering the airframe unusable.
These utility aircraft were also used by the Navy and Air Force for a variety of roles, including reconnaisance, search and rescue, and military transports (thanks again to Steve Weigelt and Craig Busack for the identification assist).
www.sarimage.com /Aviation/DavisMonthan   (1122 words)

 Chinese and Russian Military Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We are not aircraft brokers but specialize in quality restoration, modification, spare parts, repairs and training for foreign military aircraft.
The aircraft are placed into the container back to back, and the wing sections are packed in their own metal frames.
We install a standard altimeter as per FAA requirements and the aircraft is flown for a total of 5 hours per FAA requirements where all aerobatics and standard flight maneuvers required to certify the aircraft are accomplished.
www.yakity.com /whoweare.shtm   (459 words)

 Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers
Some American aircraft, received from the USAAF during the War, and from the USAF after the war, were operated by the RCAF with their original American serial numbers.
A number of aircraft with Canadian or other civil registrations were owned or leased by the Canadian government, and used by several different military arms.
A number of American transport and utility aircraft were loaned to the RCAF and the RCN during the construction of the DEW Line in the 1950s.
www.ody.ca /~bwalker   (960 words)

 Those Bothersome Military Aircraft
Police helicopters, traffic choppers, private aircraft, yes I have seen (up close) quite a few, but military, no. The police and traffic helos fly low and loud, back and forth, and hey, they even bother me (who lived across from National Airport for three years).
Thankfully several retired military folk in the area sent a reply to the local newspaper editor- which is where the original complaint was sent- basically outlining what I have said.
Unfortunately they did not add the fact that even if these bothersome aircraft were military, those who were bothered should consider why these aircraft are actually in the air.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/military_family/38247   (470 words)

 Military Aircraft Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
These aircraft where observed in the south west US and are said to have been developed at highly classified government facilities in the Nevada desert.
When sighted it has repetitively been described as "A high-speed aircraft characterized by a very loud, deep, rumbling engine noise (1-2 Hz pulse rate) reminiscent of heavy-lift rockets." The smoke trail of the aircraft is described as being segmented and in a linked sausage shape.
In a hypersonic ramjet aircraft, the underside of the forward body is a ramp that initially compresses the air before it enters the inlet ducts, and the curved underside of the afterbody guides the expansion of the exhaust gas.
www.colinmil.mcmail.com /latest.htm   (3821 words)

 Military.com Resources
Military Aircraft Photos - See images of fighters and bombers from the US, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.
Military Aircrafts Gallery - View images of military aircraft from several countries, including: the US, Russia, Israel, France, China, and Great Britain.
Military Plane Library - View this gallery of military aircraft and weapons from the US and Europe, as well as visual information on the most recent types of aircraft.
www.military.com /Resources/ResourceSubmittedFileView?file=multimedia_images.htm   (710 words)

 Bell Helicopter Military Aircraft Models Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The V-22's leap ahead technology will revolutionize military air transport capabilities in a manner not seen since the introduction of helicopters more than 50 years ago.
It is the most flexible, capable, and revolutionary combat troop transport aircraft in the world..
Used by the military for utility, assault, evacuation, and troop and supply transport, the Huey has proven itself as an extremely versatile helicopter.
www.bellhelicopter.com /en/aircraft/military   (275 words)

 Military aircraft - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with military aviation.
List of military aircraft of the United States
List of military aircraft of the Soviet Union and the CIS
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_aircraft   (128 words)

 Military Aircraft Database   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If you are uncertain about the correct name of an aircraft, you can refer to the description of aircraft designation systems below.
Many countries have at one time adopted a system to systematically name aircraft.
To take some of the mystery out of military markings, here are a few detailed pages...
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/gustin_military   (182 words)

 aircraft and military museums
The modern aircraft at the front of the museum might be on permanent static display, but nothing is further from the truth for the classic warbirds parked inside and out on the back apron.
The official USAF museum in Dayton, Ohio, is the world's premier military aircraft museum, with oodles of historically significant aircraft from the beginnings of air power in the United States up to the present day.
Like most Vietnamese military museums, there's the usual collection of shot-down American military hardware on display inside, but another surprising part of the collection outside is various American aircraft which were captured at the end of the war then repainted in Vietnamese Air Force colors and used operationally, probably until parts ran out for them.
www.richard-seaman.com /Aircraft/Museums   (3391 words)

 Aerospaceweb.org | Aircraft Museum - Pictures and Data
Military and civil aircraft of the jet age: includes pictures, background information, schematics, specifications, and performance data.
The Aircraft Museum is an on-line collection featuring many of the most well-known aircraft of the jet age.
Aircraft may be listed in multiple categories if more specialized versions were placed in service.
www.aerospaceweb.org /aircraft/index.shtml   (246 words)

 Vehicles - Military Aircraft - Advanced
They used these aircraft on October 23, 1911 to fly over their enemy's army (the Turks) to see what they were doing.
In addition, the U.S. aircraft were inferior to German and English aircraft, with the possible exception of the B-17 Bomber.
By 1951 aircraft design teams were already designing the first jet fighter to exceed the speed of sound in level flight.
wings.avkids.com /Book/Vehicles/advanced/military-01.html   (1046 words)

 Military & Aerospace Electronics - Ada used for key systems on military aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
AdaCore GNAT Pro and associated development tools provide a run-time suited for avionic applications and that is certifiable up to level A of DO-178B, specifically addressing the boom project’s requirements for safety- and mission-critical robustness and flexibility.
This application will provide a high-quality, low-risk and cost-effective refueling technology for a new military aircraft-the A330 MRTT, which is derived from EADS’ commercial Airbus A330 aircraft.
The Royal Australian Air Force has already selected the A330 MRTT to meet their refueling requirements, with the first of five aircrafts scheduled for delivery in 2008.
mae.pennnet.com /Articles/Article_Display.cfm?Section=Articles&ARTICLE_ID=236356&VERSION_NUM=3&p=32   (690 words)

 U.S. Military Aircraft Designations 1911-2004
Anyway, my ultimate goal was to compile a list of all of the designations used by the U.S. armed forces for their aircraft and present them in a coherent, easily scannable fashion.
I have seen many books that attempt to do so, and a couple are very comprehensive and informative (see "Sources and Acknowledgements" for some suggestions), but I have yet to see just a nice, complete list of all the designations that all of the military services have used up till now.
I have also compiled from various sources the exact schemes and systems utilized by the various armed services to designate their aircraft since the early 1900's.
www.driko.org /des.html   (563 words)

 US Military Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
See also the descriptions of the combat aircraft of other nations.
Here is an overview of the aircraft in the C- series.
Here is an overview of the aircraft in the P- and F- series.
www.csd.uwo.ca /~pettypi/elevon/baugher_us   (80 words)

 On Dutch Wings
Military Aircraft Serial Review (MASR), an annual publication of “On Dutch Wings” aviation society.
In this publication we give you a detailed overview of active aircraft serials and orders of battle within each air arm in Europe as well as the United States and Canada.
In one word Military Aircraft Serials Review is the ideal reference book for the spotter who is on a spotting trip or just a day out spotting at an airfield.
masr.ondutchwings.nl   (191 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Jane's Historic Military Aircraft Recognition Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are over forty aircraft which are listed by their common designation or name, but instead of referring the reader to the simple page number, they are referred to the manufacturer in the index.
This is a great guide to warbirds and other military aircraft from all around the world, providing detailed information on each.
It states clearly in the introduction that it's a guide to historic military aircraft that "...are airworthy, or have been classed as being airworthy..." That's why it doesn't include the FW-190, among others: because there aren't any FW-190s flying today.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0004721470?v=glance   (1167 words)

 Vehicles - Military Aircraft - Beginner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The aircraft may take off from land or water.
The aircraft may go down a runway or fly straight up (helicopter).
Military aircraft may have rockets, bombs and guns.
wings.avkids.com /Book/Vehicles/beginner/military-01.html   (203 words)

 Military Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
You could purchase an aircraft for $29,000 in a crate and if you had a wrench you had a basic airplane for your effort.
There were a lot of basket cases, aircraft that made you weep from sorrow not joy.
Here is an aircraft that is virtually bullet-proof regarding maintenance, which will recover itself, hands-off, from a fully developed spin, that looks great, does every military maneuver you can devise and is finally appreciating in value.
www.yakity.com   (423 words)

 Aircraft Page
The F/A-18 Hornet is the Navy's all-weather fighter and attack aircraft.
They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.
The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles because of its design, economy of operations, ease of maintenance, high performance and exceptional safety record.
www.europa.com /~ab/aircraft   (536 words)

 University of Arizona Library -- Images of the Southwest -- Military Aircraft Nose Art: An American Tradition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Not to be confused with official markings or insignia, [27K] nose art personalizes a plane for its crew, because it is the crew members who name the plane and create the art, imbuing the plane with an identity of its own.
Although some examples of nonregulation art can be found on the military aircraft of other English-speaking countries, the phenomenon is predominantly American, perhaps due to the streak of rebellious individualism attributed to American culture.
The aircraft are cut into five pieces, but the panels of art are saved for future display.
dizzy.library.arizona.edu /noseart   (372 words)

 Jane's Military Aerospace Section   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
US space control policy has reignited the debate on space weapons at a time when satellites have become a major component of warfighting and modern life.
The US Navy's decision to procure a new Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft based on Boeing's 737 airliner heralds a paradigm shift for the service's maritime patrol community.
The latest version of the Mil Mi-8/-17 'Hip' transport helicopter family introduced into Czech service in August 2005 - the Mi-171Sh - is to receive a domestic upgrade to allow it to operate with other NATO forces abroad without regard to geographic conditions.
www.janes.com /aerospace/military   (352 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Military: Aviation: Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
American Military Aircraft Specs - Specifications for a variety of military aircraft types.
Edwards Air Force Base, Air Force Flight Test Center - Unit whose principal mission is to test and evaluate new military aircraft and systems.
Malaysia Aviation and Military Archaeology - Covers Malaysian aviation wrecks and military archaeology from world War II to the present.
dmoz.org /Society/Military/Aviation/Aircraft   (166 words)

Find the US aircraft operating units of all military branches.
US military abbreviations and acronyms (includes aircraft designations and military organizations).
How to use GLOBEMASTER.DE, Military personnel locator, career information and personnel records issues of the US Armed Forces, Space-A information.
www.globemaster.de   (221 words)

 Military Comms Monitoring. HF VHF UHF
What you will hear are NORAD F16's, F15's and NAVY P3 aircraft chasing aircraft out of the restricted airspace around the Jacksonville area.
All aircraft heard are loaded with weapons and ready to shoot down any aircraft which they feel is a threat.
Aircraft were heard on these freqs during the last Gulf war, no reason to think things will be different this time.
www.milaircomms.com   (1097 words)

 Military and Aircraft Scale Models - Legacy Motors
FREE Announcements of new military and aircraft model releases
From World War I and World War II — through the Vietnam War — to Iraqi Freedom: we present military aircraft, helicopters, military tanks, and military vehicles that have shaped history.
We specialize in model aircraft, military tanks, military vehicles and artillery that are historically authentic and highly detailed.
www.militarymodels.com   (75 words)

 Military Aircrafts: modern military aviation - polls, articles, images.
Military aircrafts from all over the world including Russia, USA, Europe, China, Israel and other parts of the world.
Vote in a Military Aircraft Monthly opinion poll and find what you look for in our unique galleries: Cool Images, World Records, National Missile Defense plan and many, many others.
If you want you can even subscribe to the monthly military aviation news (middle of this page) or view news for the past months (from the mnu at the top of the screen once you enter).
www.angelfire.com /ia/ExplodingMadness/plane.html   (199 words)

 MILAVIA - Military Aviation - www.milavia.net
I have started with focusing on modern combat aircraft, with in particular the main fighters, ground attack aircraft and bombers that are in service today.
Each aircraft is reviewed with a variant summary, development history, technical specifications, related links and a top quality photo gallery.
Specials in the form of articles or pictorials on other topics that are closely related to military aviation.
www.milavia.net   (1217 words)

 GE Transportation - Aircraft Engines: Military
From fighters, helicopters and transports to the next generation of unmanned aircraft, GE's military engines provide the necessary power and reliability for any military application.
GE's engines are proven in service and continue to operate in critical missions around the world.
GE's F110 engine family provides the most reliable power for the F-16 fighter aircraft.
www.geae.com /engines/military   (96 words)

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