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Plane guard

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A plane guard is a warship (commonly a destroyer or frigate) or helicopter tasked to recover the aircrew of planes or helicopters which ditch or crash in the water during aircraft carrier flight operations. [1]

10 relations: Aircraft carrier, Amphibious aircraft, Destroyer, Frigate, Helicopter, HMAS Melbourne (R21), HMAS Voyager (D04), Korean War, USS Frank E. Evans, Water landing.

Aircraft carrier

An aircraft carrier is a warship that serves as a seagoing airbase, equipped with a full-length flight deck and facilities for carrying, arming, deploying, and recovering aircraft.

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Amphibious aircraft

An amphibious aircraft or amphibian is an aircraft that can take off and land on both land and water.

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Destroyer

In naval terminology, a destroyer is a fast, maneuverable long-endurance warship intended to escort larger vessels in a fleet, convoy or battle group and defend them against smaller powerful short-range attackers.

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Frigate

A frigate is any of several types of warship, the term having been used for ships of various sizes and roles over the last few centuries.

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Helicopter

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors.

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HMAS Melbourne (R21)

HMAS Melbourne (R21) was a ''Majestic''-class light aircraft carrier of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

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HMAS Voyager (D04)

HMAS Voyager was a of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), that was lost in a collision in 1964.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).

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USS Frank E. Evans

USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754), an, was named in honor of Brigadier General Frank Evans, USMC, a leader of the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I. She served in late World War II and the Korean War, and Vietnam War before being cut in half in a collision with HMAS in 1969.

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Water landing

A water landing is, in the broadest sense, a landing on a body of water.

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Redirects here:

Planeguard, RESDES, Rescue destroyer.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plane_guard

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