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Fighter Aircraft

The Messerschmitt Bf 109 was a German World War II fighter aircraft that was designed by Willy Messerschmitt and Robert Lusser around the early 1930’s. It was one of the first modern fighters of the time period. It included features such as all metal monocoque construction (type of body construction that doesn’t require a separate frame to provide structural strength or support for mechanical components), a closed canopy, a retractable landing gear, and was powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted V12...

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Fighter Jets in the Indian Air Force

by Russia's Sukhoi Corporation and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is a heavy class, long-range air superiority fighter which can also act as a multirole, strike fighter aircraft. The development of the variant started after India signed a deal with Russia in 2000 to manufacture 140 Su-30 fighter jets.[4] The first Russian-made Su-30MKI variant was integrated into the IAF in 2002,[5] while the first indigenously assembled Su-30MKI entered service with...

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F-15 vs Su-27 Flankers Aircrafts

F-15 Eagles vs. SU-27 Flankers Aircrafts 1 Comparison of F-15 Eagles vs. SU-27 Flankers Aircrafts Carlos E. Quinonez ENG 121 English Compositions I Instructor: Tiffany Young February 9, 2009 ...

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F-14 Tomcat: Sleek, Powerful, and Deadly Star in Top Gun

decided to focus on an aircraft dedicated to fleet defense. Grumman had already begun developing the F-14, and was definitely headed for a "Cat" designation. The person responsible for this project was Admiral Tom Conolly, Deputy Chief, Naval Operations for Air. The aircraft was dubbed "Tom's Cat" long before the official name of "Tomcat" was ever adopted. (novia.net, 1999) Overall, the Navy's Grumman F-14 Tomcat is without equal among today's Free World fighters. Six long-range AIM-54A...

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Technology of Ww2

War Two Ships were being equipped with better weapons. Submarines were still very primitive at this time. Many submarine crews died because they got lost at sea. Aircraft carriers were very effective. The Germans developed rocket propulsion, which made long range missiles a threat. Sonar had just been developed. Newly designed aircraft carriers were equipped with greater range and a heavier striking power.  Due to time constraints in producing new ships, older ships were being retro fitted with newly...

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F-22 Raptor

The F-22 is the newest Fighter in the Air Forces arsenal. The F-22 has trounced the best opponent that the USAF could muster. Despite its youth as a fighter the current pilots consider it to be nearly as reliable as mature F-15 and F-16 fighters. In the following essay we will cover the F-22 program, weapons, stealth, and avionics. I hope to some day be inside the cockpit of an F-22 as a full fledge fighter pilot in the USAF. The F-22 has been projected to be in services for more than 25 years as...

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Avro Arrow - Canadian Legacy

Prime Minister John Diefenbaker cancelled the project.  The publicly mentioned reasons for this were due to out of control development costs and a decrease in demand for other nation purchases as the USA had developed their own next generation war fighter at the same time.  However, the cancellation of the Avro Arrow was a poor decision as it had detrimental effects on Canada. Canadian growth, nationalism, and military were all amongst those institutions affected.         During the period of World...

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How did the Second World War Affect Family Life in Britain Between 1939

– anything used to be collected and when a truckload was achieved the authorities used to collect it, and it was used for building aircraft. The Germans used to drop hundreds of meters of foil strips called "window" to put a large amount of metal in the sky - it confused our early and primitive radar into thinking there were a lot of aircraft coming. So our fighters would take off and go to attack, only to find it a false alarm, and be out of fuel when the main raid attacked elsewhere. Window was...

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India Tejas

India's own first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft Tejas and light combat helicopter (LCH) dazzled participants at the Aero India 2011 on Wednesday with their breathtaking aerobatic manouveres at Air Force Station Yelhanka. It was for the first time that India's indigenously developed fighter, including a trainer variant and a naval variant, were on display in a combat-related role on the outskirts of Bangalore. The Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) has been on view at two previous editions...

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Sadadssa

http://www.todayonline.com/Print/World/EDC110816-00002... No more US F-16 fighter jets for Taiwan 04:46 AM Aug 16, 2011 TAIPEI - The United States has refused Taiwan's request for 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets that China had warned would risk inflaming tensions between the two big powers, according to Defence News citing a Taiwan defence official. Taiwan has repeatedly asked Washington to agree to sell the advanced F-16 fighter jets, citing the need to counter the growing military strength of China...

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