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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 AIM-9 Sidewinder is a short-range air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy at China Lake, California, in the 1950s, and subsequently adopted by the United States Air Force.
In aeronautics, air brakes or speed brakes are a type of flight control surfaces used on an aircraft to increase drag or increase the angle of approach during landing.
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 alloy is a combination of metals or of a metal and another element.
Anti-aircraft warfare or counter-air defence is defined by NATO as "all measures designed to nullify or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air action."AAP-6 They include ground-and air-based weapon systems, associated sensor systems, command and control arrangements and passive measures (e.g. barrage balloons).
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
The Austrian Air Force (Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte) is a component part of the Austrian armed forces (the Bundesheer).
The Austrian State Treaty (German) or Austrian Independence Treaty re-established Austria as a sovereign state.
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.
Östersund (Staare) is an urban area (city) in Jämtland in the middle of Sweden.
A barrel, cask, or tun is a hollow cylindrical container, traditionally made of wooden staves bound by wooden or metal hoops.
Bracciano is a small town in the Italian region of Lazio, northwest of Rome.
A bubble canopy is a canopy made without bracing, which attempts to provide 360° vision to the pilot.
A countermeasure is a measure or action taken to counter or offset another one.
Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.
In aerodynamics, the critical Mach number (Mcr or M*) of an aircraft is the lowest Mach number at which the airflow over some point of the aircraft reaches the speed of sound, but does not exceed it.
The Dassault MD.452 Mystère is a 1950s French fighter-bomber.
The Dassault M.D.450 Ouragan (Hurricane) is a French fighter-bomber developed and produced by Dassault Aviation.
The de Havilland Ghost (originally Halford H-2) was the de Havilland Engine Company's second turbojet engine design to enter production and the world's first gas turbine engine to enter airline (BOAC) service.
The de Havilland Goblin, originally designated as the Halford H-1, is an early turbojet engine designed by Frank Halford and built by de Havilland.
The de Havilland Vampire is a British jet fighter developed and manufactured by the de Havilland Aircraft Company.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.
The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, instituted for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".
A dog-tooth or "dogtooth pattern", in architecture, is an ornament found in the moldings of medieval work of the commencement of the 12th century, which is thought to have been introduced by the Crusaders from the East.
In aircraft, an ejection seat or ejector seat is a system designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency.
F 10 Ängelholm, also known as Skånska Flygflottiljen, Scania Air Force Wing, or simply F 10, is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located in southernmost Sweden.
F 11 Nyköping, Södermanlands Flygflottilj, Södermanland Air Force Wing, or simply "F 11", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located in south-east Sweden.
F 12 Kalmar, Kalmar Flygflottilj, Kalmar Air Force Wing, or simply "F 12", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located on the south-east coast of Sweden.
F 13 Norrköping, Bråvalla Flygflottilj, Bråvalla Air Force Wing, or simply "F 13", is a former Flygvapnet - Swedish Air Force - wing with the main base located near Norrköping in south-eastern Sweden.
F 15 Söderhamn, Hälsinge Flygflottilj, Royal Hälsinge Air Force Wing, or simply "F 15", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located near Söderhamn in northern Sweden.
F 16 Uppsala, Upplands Flygflottilj, Uppland Air Force Wing or simply "F 16" is a Swedish air force base located just north of Uppsala on the east coast of Sweden.
F 21 Luleå, Norrbottens flygflottilj, Norrbotten Air Force Wing, or simply "F 21", is a Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located in Luleå Airport in northern Sweden.
F 3 Malmslätt, Kungliga Östgöta Flygflottilj, Royal Östgöta Air Force Wing, or simply "F 3", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located at Malmen air base near Linköping in south-eastern Sweden.
F 4 Frösön, Kungliga Jämtlands Flygflottilj, Royal Jämtland Air Force Wing, or simply "F 4", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located at Åre Östersund Airport outside Östersund on Frösön in the middle of Sweden.
F 6 Karlsborg, Kungliga Västgöta Flygflottilj, Royal Västergötland Air Force Wing, or simply "F 6", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located near Karlsborg in south-central Sweden.
F 7 Såtenäs, Skaraborgs Flygflottilj ("Skaraborg Air Force Wing") or simply F 7, is a Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located near Lidköping in south-central Sweden.
F 8 Barkarby, Kungliga Svea Flygflottilj, Royal Svealand Air Force Wing, or simply "F 8", is a former Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located in Barkarby just north of the capital Stockholm on the east coast.
F 9 Säve, Göta Flygflottilj, Göta Air Force Wing, or simply "F 9", was a Swedish Air Force wing with the main base located near Gothenburg in south-west Sweden.
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 fighter-bomber is a fighter aircraft that has been modified, or used primarily, as a light bomber or attack aircraft.
First generation jet fighters are the first attempts at creation of fighter aircraft using jet engines.
Flaps are a type of high-lift device used to increase the lift of an aircraft wing at a given airspeed.
The FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II (in the indigenous language Mapuche, Pulqúi: Arrow)Crowder-Taraborrelli, Tomas F. CineAction, 22 June 2009.
The Focke-Wulf Ta 183 Huckebein was a design for a jet-powered fighter aircraft intended as the successor to the Messerschmitt Me 262 and other day fighters in Luftwaffe service during World War II.
The Fouga CM.170 Magister is a 1950s French two-seat jet trainer aircraft, developed and manufactured by aircraft company Fouga.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
The Hawker Hunter is a transonic British jet-powered fighter aircraft that was developed by Hawker Aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the late 1940s and early 1950s.
Hydraulics (from Greek: Υδραυλική) is a technology and applied science using engineering, chemistry, and other sciences involving the mechanical properties and use of liquids.
Infrared radiation (IR) is electromagnetic radiation (EMR) with longer wavelengths than those of visible light, and is therefore generally invisible to the human eye (although IR at wavelengths up to 1050 nm from specially pulsed lasers can be seen by humans under certain conditions). It is sometimes called infrared light.
The Italian Air Force Museum is an aircraft museum at Vigna di Valle, on Lake Bracciano (Lazio), in central Italy.
Landing gear is the undercarriage of an aircraft or spacecraft and may be used for either takeoff or landing.
The Lavochkin La-15 (Plant 21 product code Izdeliye 52, USAF reporting name Type 21, NATO reporting name Fantail), was an early Soviet jet fighter and a contemporary of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.
A leading edge slot is a fixed aerodynamic feature of the wing of some aircraft to reduce the stall speed and promote good low-speed handling qualities.
Linköping (p) is a city in southern Sweden, with 153,000 inhabitants as of 2016.
Linz Airport (Flughafen Linz) is a primary international airport located near Linz, the third-largest city in Austria.
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 is a list of Swedish military aircraft since its start.
The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF).
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.
The maiden flight of an aircraft is the first occasion on which an aircraft leaves the ground under its own power.
Malmen Airbase (Malmens flygplats) is a military airbase located in Malmslätt, Linköping Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden.
The Messerschmitt Me 262, nicknamed Schwalbe (German: "Swallow") in fighter versions, or Sturmvogel (German: "Storm Bird") in fighter-bomber versions, was the world's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft.
The Midland Air Museum (MAM) is situated just outside the village of Baginton in Warwickshire, England, and is adjacent to Coventry Airport.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-15; USAF/DoD designation: Type 14; NATO reporting name: Fagot) is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union.
The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-9, USAF/DoD designation: Type 1, NATO reporting name: Fargo) was the first turbojet fighter developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich in the years immediately after World War II.
Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States.
The Musée de l'air et de l'espace, (English: Air and Space Museum), is a French aerospace museum, located at the south-eastern edge of Le Bourget Airport, north of Paris, and in the commune of Le Bourget.
National Aeronautical Research Institute (Flygtekniska försöksanstalten, abbreviated FFA), was a former Swedish state governmental authority under the Ministry of Defence with the aim to conduct research, development and experimentation in the aeronautical field.
The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, also called the NASM, is a museum in Washington, D.C..
The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, is a transonic jet fighter aircraft.
Paris–Le Bourget Airport (Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget) is an airport located within portions of the communes of Le Bourget, Bonneuil-en-France, Dugny and Gonesse, north-northeast (NNE) of Paris, France.
The Republic F-84F Thunderstreak was an American-built swept-wing turbojet fighter-bomber.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH; Kungliga Tekniska högskolan) is a university in Stockholm, Sweden, specialized in Engineering and Technology, it ranks highest in northern mainland Europe in its academic fields.
The SAAB 18 was a twin-engine bomber and reconnaissance aircraft, designed and built for use by the Swedish Air Force by Svenska Aeroplan AB (SAAB) in response to a 1938 design competition.
The SAAB 21 was a Swedish fighter and attack aircraft designed and manufactured by Swedish aviation company SAAB.
The Saab 21R was a Swedish twin-boom fighter/attack aircraft developed and produced by Saab.
The Saab 32 Lansen (English: Lance) is a two-seat, transonic military aircraft designed and manufactured by Saab from 1955 to 1960 for the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet).
The Saab 35 Draken ("the kite" or "the dragon") was a Swedish fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974.
The Saab 37 Viggen ("Thunderbolt") is a retired Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft.
The Saab 91 Safir (Swedish: "sapphire") is a three (91A, B, B-2) or four (91C, D) seater, single engine trainer aircraft.
Saab Group (originally Svenska Aeroplan AB, later SAAB and Saab AB) is a Swedish aerospace and defence company, founded in 1937.
The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: "griffin") is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab.
A servomotor is a rotary actuator or linear actuator that allows for precise control of angular or linear position, velocity and acceleration.
Squadron leader (Sqn Ldr in the RAF; SQNLDR in the RAAF and RNZAF; formerly sometimes S/L in all services) is a commissioned rank in the Royal Air Force and the air forces of many countries which have historical British influence.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
The Swedish Air Force (Svenska flygvapnet) is the air force branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.
Swedish Air Force Historic Flight (abbreviated in Swedish as SwAFHF) is an association that flies former Swedish Air Force aircraft and maintains them in an airworthy condition.
The Swedish Air Force Museum (in Swedish, Flygvapenmuseum) is located at Malmen Airbase in Malmslätt, just outside Linköping, Sweden.
A swept wing is a wing that angles either backward or occasionally forward from its root rather than in a straight sideways direction.
A target tug is an aircraft which tows an unmanned drone, a fabric drogue or other kind of target, for the purposes of gun or missile target practice.
Trim tabs are small surfaces connected to the trailing edge of a larger control surface on a boat or aircraft, used to control the trim of the controls, i.e. to counteract hydro- or aerodynamic forces and stabilise the boat or aircraft in a particular desired attitude without the need for the operator to constantly apply a control force.
The turbojet is an airbreathing jet engine, typically used in aircraft.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order.
Organisation des Nations Unies au Congo, abbreviated ONUC (English: United Nations Organization in the Congo), was a United Nations peacekeeping force in the Republic of the Congo that was established after United Nations Security Council Resolution 143 of 14 July 1960.
A wind tunnel is a tool used in aerodynamic research to study the effects of air moving past solid objects.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1948.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1951.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1956.
This is a list of aviation-related events from 1976.