aircraft radiosight

  • 1 Aircraft — Air craft , n. sing. & pl. Any vehicle, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon, etc., for floating in, or flying through, the air. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] …

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  • 2 anti-aircraft — an ti air craft, a. designed for or used for defense against attack by aircraft; as, anti aircraft cannon. [PJC] …

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  • 3 fixed-wing aircraft — aeroplane aer *o*plane aeroplane a [ e]r*o*plane , n. [a[ e]ro + plane.] (A[ e]ronautics) 1. A light rigid plane used in a[ e]rial navigation to oppose sudden upward or downward movement in the air, as in gliding machines; specif., such a plane… …

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  • 4 aircraft — See inactive aircraft inventory; program aircraft; reserve aircraft; supporting aircraft; unit aircraft …

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  • 5 aircraft arresting barrier — A device, not dependent on an aircraft arresting hook, used to stop an aircraft by absorbing its forward momentum in an emergency landing or an aborted takeoff. Also called barricade; emergency barrier. See also aircraft arresting system …

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  • 6 aircraft arresting cable — That portion of an aircraft arresting system which spans the runway surface or flight deck landing area and is engaged by the aircraft arresting hook. Also called aircraft arresting wire …

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  • 7 aircraft arresting gear — A device used to engage hook equipped aircraft to absorb the forward momentum of a routine or emergency landing or aborted takeoff. See also aircraft arresting system …

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  • 8 aircraft arresting hook — A device fitted to an aircraft to engage arresting gear. Also called tail hook. See also aircraft arresting system …

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  • 9 aircraft arresting system — A series of components used to stop an aircraft by absorbing its momentum in a routine or emergency landing or aborted takeoff. See also aircraft arresting barrier; aircraft arresting gear; aircraft arresting hook …

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  • 10 aircraft arresting wire — See aircraft arresting cable. See also aircraft arresting system …

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  • 11 aircraft arrestment — Controlled stopping of an aircraft by external means …

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  • 12 aircraft captain — See aircraft commander …

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  • 13 aircraft carrier — A warship designed to support and operate aircraft, engage in attacks on targets afloat or ashore, and engage in sustained operations in support of other forces. Designated as CV or CVN. CVN is nuclear powered …

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  • 14 aircraft commander — The aircrew member designated by competent authority as being in command of an aircraft and responsible for its safe operation and accomplishment of the assigned mission. Also called AC …

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  • 15 aircraft control and warning system — A system established to control and report the movement of aircraft. It consists of observation facilities (radar, passive electronic, visual, or other means), control center, and necessary communications …

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  • 16 aircraft cross-servicing — Services performed on an aircraft by an organization other than that to which the aircraft is assigned, according to an established operational aircraft cross servicing requirement, and for which there may be a charge. Aircraft cross servicing… …

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  • 17 aircraft loading table — A data sheet used by the airlift commander containing information as to the load that actually goes into each aircraft …

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  • 18 aircraft mission equipment — Equipment that must be fitted to an aircraft to enable it to fulfill a particular mission or task. Also called aircraft role equipment …

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  • 19 aircraft modification — A change in the physical characteristics of aircraft, accomplished either by a change in production specifications or by alteration of items already produced …

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  • 20 aircraft monitoring and control — That equipment installed in aircraft to permit monitoring and control of safing, arming, and fuzing functions of nuclear weapons or nuclear weapon systems …

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