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Aeroelasticity is the branch of physics and engineering that studies the interactions between the inertial, elastic, and aerodynamic forces that occur when an elastic body is exposed to a fluid flow.
Aerospace Defense Command was a major command of the United States Air Forces, responsible for continental air defence.
An afterburner (or a reheat) is a component present on some jet engines, mostly those used on military supersonic aircraft.
An aileron (French for "little wing" or "fin") is a hinged flight control surface usually forming part of the trailing edge of each wing of a fixed-wing aircraft.
The Hughes AIM-4 Falcon was the first operational guided air-to-air missile of the United States Air Force.
The Air Force Armament Museum, adjacent to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, is the only facility in the U.S. dedicated to the display of Air Force armament.
AIR International is a British aviation magazine covering current defence aerospace and civil aviation topics.
The Air National Guard (ANG), also known as the Air Guard, is a federal military reserve force as well as the militia air force of each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The Air Power Park is an outdoor, roadside museum in Hampton, Virginia which recognizes Hampton's role in America's early space exploration and aircraft testing.
The Douglas AIR-2 Genie (previous designation MB-1 and also known as the blivet) was an unguided air-to-air rocket with a 1.5 kt W25 nuclear warhead.
Python family of AAM for comparisons, Python-5 (displayed lower-front) and Shafrir-1 (upper-back) An air-to-air missile (AAM) is a missile fired from an aircraft for the purpose of destroying another aircraft.
An aircraft canopy is the transparent enclosure over the cockpit of some types of aircraft.
The General Electric/Allison J35 was originally developed by General Electric (GE company designation TG-180) in parallel with the Whittle-based centrifugal-flow J33, and was the United States Air Force's first axial-flow (straight-through airflow) compressor engine.
The Allison J71 was a single spool turbojet engine, designed and built in the United States.
Anchorage (officially called the Municipality of Anchorage) (Dena'ina Athabascan: Dgheyaytnu) is a unified home rule municipality in the U.S. state of Alaska.
In fluid dynamics, angle of attack (AOA, or \alpha (Greek letter alpha)) is the angle between a reference line on a body (often the chord line of an airfoil) and the vector representing the relative motion between the body and the fluid through which it is moving.
In aeronautics, the aspect ratio of a wing is the ratio of its span to its mean chord.
An attack aircraft, strike aircraft, or attack bomber, is a tactical military aircraft that has a primary role of carrying out airstrikes with greater precision than bombers, and is prepared to encounter strong low-level air defenses while pressing the attack.
Atwater is a city on State Route 99 in Merced County, California, United States.
An autocannon or automatic cannon is a large, fully automatic, rapid-fire projectile weapon that fires armour-piercing or explosive shells, as opposed to the bullet fired by a machine gun.
The Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck (affectionately known as the "Clunk") was a Canadian jet interceptor/fighter serving during the Cold War both in NATO bases in Europe and as part of NORAD.
Bangor Air National Guard Base is a United States Air National Guard base.
Bangor International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport on the west side of the city of Bangor, in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
The Battle of Palmdale was the attempted shoot-down of a runaway drone by United States Air Force interceptors in the skies over Southern California in mid August 1956.
The Bell Aircraft Corporation was an aircraft manufacturer of the United States, a builder of several types of fighter aircraft for World War II but most famous for the Bell X-1, the first supersonic aircraft, and for the development and production of many important civilian and military helicopters.
Bellingham is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington.
A bomber is a combat aircraft designed to attack ground and naval targets by dropping air-to-ground weaponry (such as bombs), firing torpedoes and bullets or deploying air-launched cruise missiles.
Burlington International Airport is a joint-use civil-military airport in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States.
Castle Air Force Base (1941–1995) is a former United States Air Force Strategic Air Command base located northeast of Atwater, northwest of Merced and about 115 miles (185 km) south of Sacramento, California.
Castle Air Museum is a military aviation museum located in Atwater, California, United States adjacent to Castle Airport, a former United States Air Force Strategic Air Command base which was closed in 1995, after the end of the Cold War.
Chino is a city in San Bernardino County, California, United States.
A cockpit or flight deck is the area, usually near the front of an aircraft or spacecraft, from which a pilot controls the aircraft.
Colorado is a state of the United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.
Convair was an American aircraft manufacturing company which later expanded into rockets and spacecraft.
The Convair F-106 Delta Dart was the primary all-weather interceptor aircraft of the United States Air Force from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Conventional landing gear, or tailwheel-type landing gear, is an aircraft undercarriage consisting of two main wheels forward of the center of gravity and a small wheel or skid to support the tail.
The Curtiss-Wright Corporation is an American-based, global diversified product manufacturer and service provider for the commercial, industrial, defense, and energy markets.
The Curtiss-Wright XF-87 Blackhawk (previously designated the XP-87) was a prototype American all-weather jet fighter interceptor and the company's last aircraft project.
Davis–Monthan Air Force Base (DM AFB) is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits approximately south-southeast of downtown Tucson, Arizona.
Dayton is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and the county seat of Montgomery County.
The deceleron, or split aileron, was developed in the late 1940s by Northrop originally for use on the F-89 Scorpion fighter aircraft.
Dihedral angle is the upward angle from horizontal of the wings or tailplane of a fixed-wing aircraft.
Dive brakes or dive flaps are deployed to slow down an aircraft when in a dive.
The Douglas Aircraft Company was an American aerospace manufacturer based in Southern California.
The Douglas F3D Skyknight (later designated F-10 Skyknight) was a United States twin-engined, mid-wing jet fighter aircraft manufactured by the Douglas Aircraft Company in El Segundo, California.
In fluid dynamics, drag (sometimes called air resistance, a type of friction, or fluid resistance, another type of friction or fluid friction) is a force acting opposite to the relative motion of any object moving with respect to a surrounding fluid.
Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately southwest of Abilene, Texas.
The EAA Aviation Museum, formerly the EAA AirVenture Museum, is a museum dedicated to the preservation and display of historic and experimental aircraft as well as antiques, classics, and warbirds.
Edwards Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force installation located in Kern County in southern California, about northeast of Lancaster and east of Rosamond.
Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County.
Elevators are flight control surfaces, usually at the rear of an aircraft, which control the aircraft's pitch, and therefore the angle of attack and the lift of the wing.
Elmendorf Air Force Base is a United States military facility in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska.
An emergency landing is a prioritised landing made by an aircraft in response to an emergency containing an imminent or ongoing threat to the safety and operation of the aircraft or involving a sudden need for a passenger or crew on board to be on land, such as a medical emergency.
The Northrop F-89 Scorpion was a subsonic second-generation jet interceptor of the United States Air Force.
Fargo Air National Guard Base is a United States Air National Guard facility located adjacent to Hector International Airport in Fargo, North Dakota.
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population.
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets.
A fire-control system is a number of components working together, usually a gun data computer, a director, and radar, which is designed to assist a weapon system in hitting its target.
Flaps are a type of high-lift device used to increase the lift of an aircraft wing at a given airspeed.
The Mk 4 Folding-Fin Aerial Rocket (FFAR), also known as Mighty Mouse, was an unguided rocket used by United States military aircraft.
The fuselage (from the French fuselé "spindle-shaped") is an aircraft's main body section.
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
The Gloster Javelin is a twin-engined T-tailed delta-wing subsonic night and all-weather interceptor aircraft that served with Britain's Royal Air Force from the mid-1950s until the late 1960s.
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is an American multinational tire manufacturing company founded in 1898 by Frank Seiberling and based in Akron, Ohio.
Great Falls International Airport is a public/military airport in city limits three miles southwest of central Great Falls in Cascade County, Montana.
The Grumman F6F Hellcat is an American carrier-based fighter aircraft of World War II.
Hampton is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States.
Hector International Airport is a civil-military public airport three miles (5 km) northwest of Fargo, in Cass County, North Dakota, United States.
The Heritage Flight Museum is a non-profit organization located at the Skagit Regional Airport just west of Burlington, Washington.
Hill Aerospace Museum, located in Roy, Utah, is a U.S. Air Force museum that is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program.
Hill Air Force Base is a major U.S. Air Force base located in northern Utah, just south of the city of Ogden, and near the towns of Clearfield, Riverdale, Roy, Sunset, and Layton.
The HS.404 is an autocannon originally designed and produced by Hispano-Suiza in the mid-1930s.
The Hughes Aircraft Company was a major American aerospace and defense contractor founded in 1932 by Howard Hughes in Glendale, California as a division of Hughes Tool Company.
Infrared homing is a passive weapon guidance system which uses the infrared (IR) light emission from a target to track and follow it.
An interceptor aircraft, or simply interceptor, is a type of fighter aircraft designed specifically to attack enemy aircraft, particularly bombers and reconnaissance aircraft, as they approach.
John Knudsen "Jack" Northrop (November 10, 1895 – February 18, 1981) was an American aircraft industrialist and designer, who founded the Northrop Corporation in 1939.
Jet Pilot is a 1957 Cold War adventure-romance film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring John Wayne and Janet Leigh.
Langley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located adjacent to Hampton and Newport News, Virginia.
This is a list of military aircraft that are primarily designed for air-to-air combat and thus does not include aircraft intended for other roles where they have some secondary air-to-air capability, such as with many ground attack aircraft.
This list of military aircraft of the United States includes prototype, pre-production, and operational types.
The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was a first-generation jet aircraft of the United States Air Force.
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).
Maine is a U.S. state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Maine Air National Guard (ME ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Maine, United States of America.
March Air Reserve Base (March ARB), previously known as March Air Force Base (March AFB) is located in Riverside County, California between the cities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris.
The March Field Air Museum is an aviation museum near Moreno Valley and Riverside, California, adjacent to March Air Reserve Base.
Minneapolis is the county seat of Hennepin County, and the larger of the Twin Cities, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States.
The Minnesota Air National Guard (MN ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Minnesota, United States of America.
In modern language, a missile is a guided self-propelled system, as opposed to an unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as a rocket (although these too can also be guided).
Montana is a state in the Northwestern United States.
The Montana Air National Guard (MT ANG) is the aerial militia of the U.S. State of Montana.
The Museum of Aviation is the second-largest aerospace museum of the United States Air Force.
Nampa is the largest city of Canyon County, Idaho.
The National Museum of the United States Air Force (formerly the United States Air Force Museum) is the official museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, northeast of Dayton, Ohio.
The New England Air Museum (NEAM) is an aerospace museum located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, U.S.A..
A night fighter (also known as all-weather fighter or all-weather interceptor for a period of time post-World War II) is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night or in other times of bad visibility.
A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.
The North American F-86D Sabre (sometimes called the "Sabre Dog" or "Dog Sabre") was a transonic jet all-weather interceptor of the United States Air Force and others.
The North Dakota Air National Guard (ND ANG) is the air force militia of the State of North Dakota, United States of America.
Northrop Corporation was a leading United States aircraft manufacturer from its formation in 1939 until its 1994 merger with Grumman to form Northrop Grumman.
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. warplane designed as a night fighter, and the first aircraft designed to use radar.
The Northrop XP-79, USAAF project number MX-365, was an ambitious design for a flying wing fighter aircraft, designed by Northrop.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).
Operation Plumbbob was a series of nuclear tests conducted between May 28 and October 7, 1957, at the Nevada Test Site, following Project 57, and preceding Project 58/58A.
Oshkosh is a city in Winnebago County, Wisconsin, United States, located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago from the west.
Oxnard Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force base, located in the city of Camarillo, California.
Peter M. Bowers (15 May 1918 - 27 April 2003) was a journalist specializing in the field of aviation.
Peterson Air and Space Museum is located inside Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Peterson Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force Base that shares an airfield with the adjacent Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, home to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the Air Force Space Command headquarters, and United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) headquarters.
The Pima Air & Space Museum, located in Tucson, Arizona, is one of the world's largest non-government funded aerospace museums.
Planes of Fame Air Museum is an aviation museum in Chino, California,, Planes of Fame Air Museum, Retrieved March 5, 2011.
A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.
Riverside is a city in Riverside County, California, United States, located in the Inland Empire metropolitan area.
RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company.
Robins Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force installation located in Houston County, Georgia, United States.
A rudder is a primary control surface used to steer a ship, boat, submarine, hovercraft, aircraft, or other conveyance that moves through a fluid medium (generally air or water).
Semi-active radar homing (SARH) is a common type of missile guidance system, perhaps the most common type for longer-range air-to-air and surface-to-air missile systems.
The Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE, a name selected to mean "wise") was a system of large computers and associated networking equipment that coordinated data from many radar sites and processed it to produce a single unified image of the airspace over a wide area.
Smithfield is a village in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio, United States.
The Sud-Ouest Aviation (SNCASO) S.O. 4050 Vautour II (French for vulture) was a French jet-powered bomber, interceptor, and attack aircraft developed and manufactured by aircraft company Sud Aviation.
Supersonic travel is a rate of travel of an object that exceeds the speed of sound (Mach 1).
A tailplane, also known as a horizontal stabiliser, is a small lifting surface located on the tail (empennage) behind the main lifting surfaces of a fixed-wing aircraft as well as other non-fixed-wing aircraft such as helicopters and gyroplanes.
Texas (Texas or Tejas) is the second largest state in the United States by both area and population.
In aeronautics, the thickness-to-chord ratio, sometimes simply chord ratio or thickness ratio, compares the maximum vertical thickness of a wing to its chord.
A trainer is a class of aircraft designed specifically to facilitate flight training of pilots and aircrews.
Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona.
The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, typically used in aircraft.
The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial and space warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces.
The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.
The United States Navy (USN) is the naval warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces and one of the seven uniformed services of the United States.
Utah is a state in the western United States.
Vermont is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.
The Vermont Air National Guard (VT ANG) is the air force militia of the State of Vermont, United States of America.
Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) is a United States Air Force base and census-designated place just east of Dayton, Ohio, in Greene and Montgomery counties.
The Yakovlev Yak-25 (NATO designation Flashlight-A/Mandrake) was a swept wing, turbojet-powered interceptor aircraft and reconnaissance aircraft built by Yakovlev and used by the Soviet Union.
The 119th Wing (119 WG) is a composite unit of the North Dakota Air National Guard, stationed at Fargo Air National Guard Base, North Dakota.
The 120th Airlift Wing (120 AW) is a unit of the Montana Air National Guard, stationed at Great Falls Air National Guard Base at Great Falls International Airport, Montana.
The 158th Fighter Wing (158 FW) is a unit of the Vermont Air National Guard, stationed at Burlington Air National Guard Base, Burlington, Vermont.
In 1924 problems with the previous designation system led to a general revamping of the designation system used by the United States Army Air Service.
The 84th Flying Training Squadron is part of the United States Air Force 47th Flying Training Wing based at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
F-89 Scorpion, F-89B Scorpion, F-89B Scorpions, F-89C Scorpion, F-89C/H/J Scorpion, F-89D Scorpion, F-89H Scorpion, F-89J, F-89J Scorpion, Northrop F-89, Northrop F-89B Scorpion, Northrop F-89C Scorpion, Northrop F-89C-30-NO, Northrop F-89D Scorpion, Northrop F-89H Scorpion, Northrop F-89J Scorpion, Northrop XF-89 Scorpion, Northrop YF-89D Scorpion, P-89, XF-89.