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Martin XB-68

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The Martin XB-68 was a supersonic medium tactical bomber with a crew of two that was proposed in 1954 to the United States Air Force. [1]

31 relations: Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Douglas A-3 Skywarrior, Douglas Aircraft Company, Douglas B-66 Destroyer, Empennage, Foot (unit), Glenn L. Martin Company, Inch, Inertial navigation system, List of bomber aircraft, List of military aircraft of the United States, Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, M61 Vulcan, Mach number, Mile, North American Aviation, Pound (force), Pound (mass), Pratt & Whitney J75, Steel, Supersonic speed, Tactical bombing, Turbojet, United States Air Force, 1952 in aviation, 1954 in aviation, 1956 in aviation, 1962 in aviation, 1963 in aviation, 1965 in aviation, 20 mm caliber.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) is a division of The Boeing Company.

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Douglas A-3 Skywarrior

The Douglas A-3 Skywarrior was designed as a strategic bomber for the United States Navy, but its primary function for much of its later service life was as an electronic warfare platform, tactical air reconnaissance platform, and high capacity aerial refueling tanker.

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Douglas Aircraft Company

The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.

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Douglas B-66 Destroyer

The Douglas B-66 Destroyer was a United States Air Force light bomber based on the U.S. Navy's A-3 Skywarrior carrier-based heavy attack aircraft.

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The empennage, also known as the tail or tail assembly, is a structure at the rear of an aircraft that provides stability during flight, in a way similar to the feathers on an arrow.

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Foot (unit)

The foot (feet; abbreviation: ft; symbol: ′, the prime symbol) is a unit of length in the imperial and US customary systems of measurement.

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Glenn L. Martin Company

The Glenn L. Martin Company was an American aircraft and aerospace manufacturing company founded by aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin.

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The inch (abbreviation: in or &Prime) is a unit of length in the (British) imperial and United States customary systems of measurement now formally equal to yard but usually understood as of a foot.

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Inertial navigation system

An inertial navigation system (INS) is a navigation aid that uses a computer, motion sensors (accelerometers), rotation sensors (gyroscopes), and occasionally magnetic sensors (magnetometers) to continuously calculate by dead reckoning the position, the orientation, and the velocity (direction and speed of movement) of a moving object without the need for external references.

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List of bomber aircraft

The following is a list of bomber aircraft, organized by era and manufacturer.

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List of military aircraft of the United States

This list of military aircraft of the United States includes prototype, pre-production, and operational types.

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Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter is a single-engine, supersonic interceptor aircraft which later became widely used as an attack aircraft.

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M61 Vulcan

The M61 Vulcan is a hydraulically or pneumatically driven, six-barrel, air-cooled, electrically fired Gatling-style rotary cannon which fires 20 mm rounds at an extremely high rate (typically 6,000 rounds per minute).

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Mach number

In fluid dynamics, the Mach number (M or Ma) is a dimensionless quantity representing the ratio of flow velocity past a boundary to the local speed of sound.

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The mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959.

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North American Aviation

North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo Command and Service Module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer.

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Pound (force)

The pound-force (symbol: lbf, sometimes lbf) is a unit of force used in some systems of measurement including English Engineering units and the British Gravitational System.

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Pound (mass)

The pound or pound-mass is a unit of mass used in the imperial, United States customary and other systems of measurement.

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Pratt & Whitney J75

The Pratt & Whitney J75 (company designation: JT4A) was an axial-flow turbojet engine first flown in 1955.

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Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.

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Supersonic speed

Supersonic travel is a rate of travel of an object that exceeds the speed of sound (Mach 1).

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Tactical bombing

Tactical bombing is aerial bombing aimed at targets of immediate military value, such as combatants, military installations, or military equipment.

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The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, typically used in aircraft.

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United States Air Force

The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

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1952 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1952.

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1954 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1954.

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1956 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1956.

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1962 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1962.

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1963 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1963.

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1965 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1965.

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20 mm caliber

The 20 mm caliber is a specific size of cannon or autocannon ammunition.

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Redirects here:

Martin 316, Martin B-68, Martin Model 316, XB-68.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_XB-68

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