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Canard (aeronautics)

Index Canard (aeronautics)

A canard is an aeronautical arrangement wherein a small forewing or foreplane is placed forward of the main wing of a fixed-wing aircraft. [1]

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AASI Jetcruzer

The AASI Jetcruzer was an American single turboprop light civil transport made by Advanced Aerodynamics and Structures Inc.

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Abramovich Flyer

The Abramovich Flyer was an early aircraft built by Russian aviator Vsevolod Mikhailovich Abramovich in 1912, based on the Wright brothers' designs he had seen while working for their German subsidiary.

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Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception

is a video game for the PlayStation Portable handheld console.

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Aceair AERIKS 200

The Aceair AERIKS 200 is a Swiss sports plane of highly unusual design.

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Advance Motor Manufacturing Company

The Advance Motor Manufacturing Company was a British motorcycle and engine manufacturer established in 1905.

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Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System

The Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) is a design conversion of Hydra 70 unguided rockets with a laser guidance kit to turn them into precision-guided munitions (PGMs).

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AEA Silver Dart

The Silver Dart (or Aerodrome #4) was a derivative of an early aircraft built by a Canadian/U.S. team, which after many successful flights in Hammondsport, New York, earlier in 1908, was dismantled and shipped to Baddeck, Nova Scotia.

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Aerial Wheel Syndicate Monoplane

The Aerial Wheel Monoplane was an experimental British aircraft built during 1912 in order to compete in the Military Aeroplane Competition which was to be held at Larkhill on Salisbury Plain in August of that year.

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Aeritalia F-104S Starfighter

The Aeritalia F-104S Starfighter was a licensed production Italian version of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, which served in the Italian Air Force (AMI, Aeronautica Militare Italiana), and was the AMI's mainstay from the late 1960s until the beginning of the 21st Century.

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Aero Concepts Discovery

The Aero Concepts Discovery is an American amateur-built aircraft, produced by Aero Concepts of Florida.

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Aero India

Aero India is a biennial air show and aviation exhibition held in Bengaluru, India at the Yelahanka Air Force Station.

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AeroCad AeroCanard

The AeroCad AeroCanard is a family of American amateur-built aircraft, designed and produced by AeroCad of Florissant, Missouri.

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Aeronautical Syndicate Ltd

The Aeronautical Syndicate Limited (ASL) was one of the earliest aeroplane manufacturers.

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AGM-28 Hound Dog

The North American Aviation AGM-28 Hound Dog was a supersonic, turbojet-propelled, air-launched cruise missile developed in 1959 for the United States Air Force.

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AIM-9 Sidewinder

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.

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Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus responsible for defence and aerospace products and services.

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Airbus Defence and Space Spaceplane

The Airbus Defence and Space Spaceplane, also called EADS Astrium TBN according to some sources, is a suborbital spaceplane concept for carrying space tourists, proposed by EADS Astrium (currently Airbus Defence and Space), the space subsidiary of the European consortium EADS (currently Airbus).

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An aircraft is a machine that is able to fly by gaining support from the air.

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Aircraft flight mechanics

Flight mechanics are relevant to fixed wing (gliders, aeroplanes) and rotary wing (helicopters) aircraft.

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Aircraft in fiction

Aircraft in fiction covers the various real-world aircraft that have made significant appearances in fiction over the decades, including in books, films, toys, TV programs, video games, and other media.

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An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine, propeller or rocket engine.

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Alexander Lippisch

Alexander Martin Lippisch (November 2, 1894 – February 11, 1976) was a German aeronautical engineer, a pioneer of aerodynamics who made important contributions to the understanding of tailless aircraft, delta wings and the ground effect, and also worked in the U.S. His most famous designs are the Messerschmitt Me 163 rocket-powered interceptorReitsch, H., 1955, The Sky My Kingdom, London: Biddles Limited, Guildford and King's Lynn, and the Dornier Aerodyne.

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ALR Piranha

The ALR Piranha was an aircraft project undertaken by the Swiss Air Force's Swiss Working Group for Aerospace (ALR) to develop a lightweight multi-role combat aircraft with canard wings.

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Ambrosini SS.4

The SAI-Ambrosini SS.4 was an Italian fighter prototype developed in the late 1930s, featuring a canard-style wing layout and a 'pusher' propeller.

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American Aerolights Eagle

The American Aerolights Eagle is an American ultralight aircraft that was designed by Larry Hair and produced by American Aerolights, introduced in 1975.

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The AMSOIL Racer, also known as the AMSOIL/Rutan Racer and the Rutan Model 68 Racer, was a race tandem wing plane which was designed by Burt Rutan's Rutan Aircraft Factory, and built and flown by Dan Mortensen.

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Andy Lennon

Andy Lennon (September 1, 1914 - November 24, 2007) is most notably associated with his work in advanced model aircraft design.

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Angle of incidence (aerodynamics)

On fixed-wing aircraft, the angle of incidence (sometimes referred to as the mounting angle) is the angle between the chord line of the wing where the wing is mounted to the fuselage, and a reference axis along the fuselage (often the direction of minimum drag, or where applicable, the longitudinal axis).

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Apollo (spacecraft)

The Apollo spacecraft was composed of three parts designed to accomplish the American Apollo program's goal of landing astronauts on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning them safely to Earth.

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Apollo abort modes

During the launch of an Apollo spacecraft by the Saturn IB or Saturn V rocket, the flight could be aborted to rescue the crew if the rocket failed catastrophically.

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Applebay Zia

The Applebay Zia is an American, single-seat, high-wing, twin-boom, pusher configuration motor glider that was designed by George Applebay for the 1982 Sailplane Homebuilders Association Homebuilt Sailplane Design Contest.

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Arup S-1

The Arup S-1, also called the Snyder Glider and the Dirigiplane was the first in a series of "Heel Lift" vehicles developed by Dr.

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ASL Valkyrie

The ASL Valkyrie was a canard pusher configuration aircraft designed by the Aeronautical Syndicate Ltd in 1910.

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ASL Viking

The ASL Viking was a single-engined two seater biplane aircraft designed and built by Horatio Barber's Aeronautical Syndicate Ltd.

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Atlas Cheetah

The Atlas Cheetah is a South African fighter aircraft developed for the South African Air Force (SAAF), and currently operated by the Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE).

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Aurora XV-24 LightningStrike

The Aurora XV-24 LightningStrike is an experimental unmanned aerial vehicle created by Aurora Flight Sciences and partners Rolls-Royce and Honeywell.

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Aviafiber Canard 2FL

The Aviafiber Canard 2FL was a one-person recreational aircraft of highly unusual design, designed and built in Switzerland during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Aviation in the pioneer era

The pioneer era of aviation refers to the period of aviation history between the first successful powered flight, generally accepted to have been made by the Wright Brothers on 17 December 1903, and the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914.

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Aviation in World War II

During World War II, aviation firmly established itself as a critical component of modern warfare from the Battle of Britain in the early stages to the great aircraft carrier battles between American and Japanese Pacific fleets and the final delivery of nuclear weapons.

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Avro 730

The Avro 730 was a planned Mach 3 reconnaissance aircraft and strategic bomber that was being developed by Avro Aircraft for the Royal Air Force (RAF).

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Avro Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley Vulcan from July 1963) is a jet-powered tailless delta wing high-altitude strategic bomber, which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984.

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Avtek 400A

The Avtek 400A was a prototype turboprop-powered business aircraft developed in the United States in the early 1980s.

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Beechcraft Starship

The Beechcraft Starship is a twin-turboprop six- to eight-passenger pressurized business aircraft produced by Beech Aircraft Corporation (now Beechcraft).

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Berkut 360

The Berkut 360 is a tandem-seating, two-seat homebuilt canard aircraft with pusher configuration and retractable landing gear, built primarily of carbon fiber and fiberglass.

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Blériot Aéronautique

Blériot Aéronautique was a French aircraft manufacturer founded by Louis Blériot.

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Blériot V

The Blériot V was an early French aircraft built by Louis Blériot in 1907 and was his first monoplane.

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Blériot VI

The Blériot VI "Libellule" ("Dragonfly"), was built in 1907 and was one of the series of experimental aircraft built by Louis Blériot which eventually led to the Blériot XI aircraft in which he made the first flight across the English Channel.

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Blohm & Voss Ae 607

The Blohm & Voss Ae 607 was a jet-powered flying wing design drawn up by Blohm & Voss in 1945.

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Blue Steel (missile)

The Avro Blue Steel was a British air-launched, rocket-propelled nuclear armed standoff missile, built to arm the V bomber force.

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Boeing 2707

The Boeing 2707 was the first American supersonic transport (SST) project.

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Boeing 757

The Boeing 757 is a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner that was designed and built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber.

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Boeing Sonic Cruiser

The Boeing Sonic Cruiser was a concept jet airliner with a delta wing-canard configuration.

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Boeing X-50 Dragonfly

The Boeing X-50A Dragonfly, formerly known as the Canard Rotor/Wing Demonstrator, was a VTOL rotor wing experimental unmanned aerial vehicle that was developed by Boeing and DARPA to demonstrate the principle that a helicopter's rotor could be stopped in flight and act as a fixed wing, enabling it to transition between fixed-wing and rotary-wing flight.

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Bokurano: Ours

is a Japanese science fiction manga by Mohiro Kitoh that was serialized in the monthly manga magazine ''Ikki'' from 2003 to 2009; 11 tankōbon have been published by Shogakukan.

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Bradley Aerospace

Bradley Aerospace, Inc. was an American aircraft manufacturer, founded by Bradley Huggins and based in Chico, California.

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Bradley BA-300 Himat

The Bradley BA-300 Himat was a proposed American canard homebuilt aircraft from Bradley Aerospace, introduced in the mid-1990s.

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Breguet Aerhydroplane

The Breguet Aerhydroplane was a large experimental flying boat developed in France in 1912.

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Bristol Glider

The Bristol Glider was an early British two-seat biplane glider designed in 1910s by George Challenger and built by the British & Colonial Aeroplane Company at Filton Aerodrome, Bristol.

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Burt Rutan

Elbert Leander "Burt" Rutan (born June 17, 1943) is a retired American aerospace engineer noted for his originality in designing light, strong, unusual-looking, energy-efficient aircraft.

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Canard is French for duck, a type of aquatic bird.

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CASC Rainbow

CASC Rainbow (Cai Hong, abbreviated as CH) is the name of a series Chinese Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) developed by China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), also known as the 11th Academy of CASC, or 701st Research Institute.

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CDADI UAVs are Chinese experimental UAVs developed by Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute (CDADI), also known as the 611th (Research) Institute (611所), some of which has developed into production models and entered service with various Chinese governmental establishments.

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Chengdu J-10

The Chengdu J-10 (simplified Chinese: 歼-10; traditional Chinese: 殲-10; NATO reporting name: Firebird is a lightweight multirole fighter aircraft capable of all-weather operation, configured with a delta wing and canard design, with fly-by-wire flight controls, and produced by the People's Republic of China's Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC) for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

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Chengdu J-20

The Chengdu J-20 is a single-seat, twinjet, all-weather, stealth fifth-generation fighter aircraft developed by China's Chengdu Aerospace Corporation for the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF).

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Chengdu J-9

Chengdu J-9 (Chinese: 歼-9) was a designation assigned to a Chinese interceptor aircraft that never progressed beyond initial studies.

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Chine (aeronautics)

In aircraft design, a chine is a longitudinal line of sharp change in the cross-section profile of the fuselage or similar body.

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Closed wing

A closed wing is a non-planar wing that closes back on itself, so that there are no wing tips.

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Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie

The Cobalt Co50 Valkyrie is a single-engine, four to five-seat homebuilt aircraft, arranged in a canard, pusher configuration.

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Cody monoplane

The Cody IV monoplane was a single-engined monoplane designed and built by the American-born but British-based aviation pioneer in 1912.

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Cody V biplane

The Cody V was a single-engined biplane built by the British-based American aviation pioneer Samuel Franklin Cody in 1912.

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The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde is a British-French turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner that was operated from 1976 until 2003.

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Convair B-58 Hustler

The Convair B-58 Hustler was the first operational jet bomber capable of Mach 2 flight.

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Convair XF-92

The Convair XF-92 (originally designated XP-92) was an early American delta wing aircraft.

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Cornelius XBG-3

The Cornelius XBG-3 was an American "bomb glider", developed by the Cornelius Aircraft Corporation for the United States Army Air Forces.

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Cozy III

The Cozy III is a 3-seat, single engine, homebuilt light aircraft designed by Nat Puffer.

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Cozy MK IV

The Cozy Mark IV is a 4-seat, single engine, homebuilt light aircraft designed by Nat Puffer, with parts and plans supplied by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.

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CTV-N-2 Gorgon IIC

The CTV-N-2 Gorgon IIC – also designated KGN, KUN, and CTV-2 – was an experimental drone, originally intended as a surface-to-surface missile, developed by the United States Navy near the end of World War II.

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Curtiss Model D

The 1911 Curtiss Model D (or frequently, "Curtiss Pusher") was an early United States pusher aircraft with the engine and propeller behind the pilot's seat.

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Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender

The Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender (company designation CW-24) was a 1940s United States prototype fighter aircraft built by Curtiss-Wright.

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Dassault Mirage

Mirage is a name given to several types of jet aircraft designed by the French company Dassault Aviation (formerly Avions Marcel Dassault), some of which were produced in different variants.

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Dassault Mirage 4000

The Dassault Mirage 4000 (sometimes named the Super Mirage 4000) was a French prototype jet fighter aircraft developed by Dassault-Breguet from their Mirage 2000.

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Dassault Mirage 5

The Dassault Mirage 5 is a supersonic attack aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the 1960s and manufactured in France and a number of other countries.

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Dassault Rafale

The Dassault Rafale (literally meaning "gust of wind", and "burst of fire" in a more military sense) is a French twin-engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation.

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De Bruyère C 1

The de Bruyère C 1 was a prototype French single seat pusher canard Fighter of unusual design produced during World War I. The sole example built crashed on its first flight, and development terminated.

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De Havilland Comet

The de Havilland DH 106 Comet was the world's first commercial jet airliner.

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Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering

Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering is a student-run society within Delft University of Technology, with over 100 members.

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Delta wing

The delta wing is a wing shaped in the form of a triangle.

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Deperdussin 1910 monoplane

The 1910 Deperdussin monoplane was the first aircraft to be built in significant quantities by Aéroplanes Deperdussin.

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Dickey E-Racer

The Dickey E-Racer, also called the Sierra Delta E-Racer, is an American homebuilt aircraft that was designed by Shirl Dickey and produced by Shirl Dickey Enterprises of Phoenix, Arizona, first flown in 1984.

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Diehl AeroNautical XTC Hydrolight

The Diehl AeroNautical XTC Hydrolight is an American amphibious flying boat ultralight aircraft that was designed and produced by Diehl AeroNautical in the 1980s.

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Dirge (Transformers)

Dirge is the name of several different fictional characters from the Transformers series.

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Douglas 2229

Douglas Aircraft Company's Model 2229 was a proposed supersonic transport (SST) originally started as a private study.

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Dragon Fire (mortar)

The Dragon Fire 120 mm heavy mortar was designed and produced by the French company TDA Armaments that was picked up by the US Marine Corps for its EFSS (Expeditionary Fire Support System) requirement.

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Ulka (Sanskrit: meteor or fire-brand) is an air-launched expendable target drone of India.

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E-Go Aeroplanes e-Go

The e-Go Aeroplanes e-Go, originally known as the E-Plane, is a British ultralight and light-sport aircraft that was designed by Giotto Castelli, that was being developed by e-Go Aeroplanes of Cambridge and since May 2017, by GioCAS Aeronautical Consultancy, also located in Cambridge.

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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh (formerly the EAA Annual Convention and Fly-In) is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States.

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Elevator (aeronautics)

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.

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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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Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter.

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Extended Range Guided Munition

The Extended Range Guided Munition was a precision guided rocket-assisted 5-inch (127 mm) Shell (projectile) development by Raytheon for the U.S. Navy.

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F/A-XX Program

F/A-XX is a development and acquisition program for a future sixth-generation air superiority fighter to replace the United States Navy's F/A-18E/F Super Hornet beginning in late-2020s.

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Fabre Hydravion

Fabre Hydravion is the name used in English-language sources for an originally unnamed experimental floatplane designed by Henri Fabre.

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Falconar Golden Hawk

The Falconar Golden Hawk is a Canadian tandem seat, pusher configuration, tricycle gear, canard-equipped ultralight aircraft that is offered in kit form by Falconar Avia of Edmonton, Alberta.

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Farner HF Colibri 1 SL

The Farner HF Colibri 1 SL was an unusual canard motor glider with a unique control system, designed and built in Switzerland in the late 1970s.

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Fifth-generation jet fighter

A fifth-generation jet fighter is a jet fighter classification used around the world that encompasses the most advanced jet fighter generation.

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Fighter aircraft

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.

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First Flights with Neil Armstrong

First Flights was half-hour televised aviation history documentary series.

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Fixed-wing aircraft

A fixed-wing aircraft is an aircraft, such as an airplane or aeroplane (note the two different spellings), which is capable of flight using wings that generate lift caused by the vehicle's forward airspeed and the shape of the wings.

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Flight control surfaces

Aircraft flight control surfaces are aerodynamic devices allowing a pilot to adjust and control the aircraft's flight attitude.

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Focke-Wulf F 19

The Focke-Wulf F 19 Ente (German: "Duck") was a German experimental "canard" aircraft in the late 1920s.

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Focke-Wulf Fw 42

The Focke-Wulf Fw 42 was a design for a twin-engined medium bomber, of canard configuration, that was designed by Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG in Germany in the early 1930s.

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Foil (fluid mechanics)

A foil is a solid object with a shape such that when placed in a moving fluid at a suitable angle of attack the lift (force generated perpendicular to the fluid flow) is substantially larger than the drag (force generated parallel to the fluid flow).

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Folland Gnat

The Folland Gnat is a British compact swept-wing subsonic fighter aircraft that was developed and produced by Folland Aircraft.

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Forward-swept wing

A forward-swept wing is an aircraft wing configuration in which the quarter-chord line of the wing has a forward sweep.

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Frank Barnwell

Captain Frank Sowter Barnwell OBE AFC FRAeS BSc (1880 – 2 August 1938) was a British aeronautical engineer.

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Frederick Handley Page

Sir Frederick Handley Page, CBE, FRAeS (15 November 1885 – 21 April 1962) was an English industrialist who was a pioneer in the aircraft industry and became known as the father of the heavy bomber.

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Freedom Aviation Phoenix

The Freedom Aviation Phoenix was a single-engine four-seat American airplane that was sold as a homebuilt composite canard aircraft.

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FVA-3 Ente

The FVA-3 Ente was a canard two-seat glider built in Germany in 1922.

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The GAM-63 RASCAL was a supersonic air-to-surface missile that was developed by the Bell Aircraft Company.

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General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon variants

A large number of variants of the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon have been produced by General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and various licensed manufacturers.

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Glassic SQ2000

The Glassic SQ2000 (also written as SQ 2000 and SQ-2000) is an American homebuilt aircraft, designed and produced by Glassic Composites LLC of Sale Creek, Tennessee.

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Glossary of aerospace engineering

Most of the terms listed in Wikipedia glossaries are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself.

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Goldwing Ltd Goldwing

The Goldwing Ltd Goldwing is an American ultralight aircraft that was designed by Craig Catto and Brian Glenn and produced by Goldwing Ltd.

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Ground effect vehicle

A ground-effect vehicle (GEV) is a vehicle that is designed to attain sustained flight over a level surface (usually over the sea) by making use of ground effect, the aerodynamic interaction between the wings and the surface.

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Grumman X-29

The Grumman X-29 was an American experimental aircraft that tested a forward-swept wing, canard control surfaces, and other novel aircraft technologies.

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Gyroflug Ingenieurgesellscaft mbh was a German aircraft manufacturer specializing in light aircraft, whose major product was the Gyroflug Speed Canard.

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Handley Page HP.100

The Handley Page HP.100 was a tendered submission to build a long-range, high-speed reconnaissance aircraft for the Royal Air Force, able to overfly Soviet territory in the face of anti-aircraft defences, and to supply information for the V bomber force carrying nuclear weapons.

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Harold Barnwell

(Richard) Harold Barnwell (1878–1917) was an English aviation pioneer, who began as an aircraft builder.

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Henrich Focke

Henrich Focke (8 October 1890 – 25 February 1979) was a German aviation pioneer from Bremen and also a co-founder of the Focke-Wulf company.

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Henschel & Son

Henschel & Son (Henschel und Sohn) was a German company, located in Kassel, best known during the 20th century as a maker of transportation equipment, including locomotives, trucks, buses and trolleybuses, and armoured fighting vehicles and weapons.

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History of aviation

The history of aviation extends for more than two thousand years, from the earliest forms of aviation such as kites and attempts at tower jumping to supersonic and hypersonic flight by powered, heavier-than-air jets.

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History of the Swiss Air Force

The history of the Swiss Air Force began in 1914 with the establishment of an ad hoc force consisting of a handful of men in outdated and largely civilian aircraft.

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HMCS Bras d'Or (FHE 400)

HMCS Bras d'Or (FHE 400) was a hydrofoil that served in the Canadian Forces from 1968 to 1971.

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Homebuilt aircraft

Homebuilt aircraft, also known as amateur-built aircraft or kit planes, are constructed by persons for whom this is not a professional activity.

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Hypersonic speed

In aerodynamics, a hypersonic speed is one that is highly supersonic.

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IAI Lavi

The IAI Lavi (Hebrew: לביא, "Young Lion") was a single-engined fourth-generation multirole jet fighter developed in Israel during the 1980s.

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IAIO Qaher-313

The IAIO Qaher-313 (Persian: قاهر-۳۱۳; also Ghaher-313, Conqueror (Tamer)-313, Q-313, F-313) is a planned Iranian single-seat stealth fighter aircraft that was publicly announced on 1 February 2013.

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Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II

The Imperial Japanese Navy in World War II, at the beginning of the Pacific War in December 1941, was the third most powerful navy in the world.

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Index of aerospace engineering articles

This is an alphabetical list of articles pertaining specifically to aerospace engineering.

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Index of aviation articles

Aviation is the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft.

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Index of physics articles (C)

The index of physics articles is split into multiple pages due to its size.

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Indian MRCA competition

The Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) competition, also known as the MRCA tender, was a competition to supply 126 multi-role combat aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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International Ultralight Banchee

The International Ultralight Banchee (also called the Banshee) is an American ultralight aircraft designed by Brian Jensen, Gil Kinzie and Nick Nichols and produced by International Ultralight Aviation.

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Ion Aircraft Ion

The Ion Ion is a two-seat, twin boom, pusher configuration light aircraft based on the DreamWings Valkyrie.

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IS-5 Kaczka

The IS-5 Kaczka (Instytut Szybownictwa – gliding institute) was a single-seat canard research glider designed and built in Poland from 1948.

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Jet fighter generations

Jet fighters are often categorized historically in "generations", a term that first appeared in the 1990s, according to the Royal Australian Air Force's Air Power Development Centre Bulletin: "to make sense of the leap-frogging improvements in performance to jet fighter aircraft brought about through major advances in aircraft design, avionics, and weapon systems".

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John Denver

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer.

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Junkers J 1

The Junkers J 1, nicknamed the Blechesel ("Tin Donkey" or "Sheet Metal Donkey"), was an experimental monoplane aircraft developed by Junkers & Co.

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Junqua Ibis

The Junqua Ibis RJ03 is a wooden tandem seat pusher canard light aircraft, designed in France in the early 1990s for homebuilding.

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KA2N Gorgon IIA

The KA2N Gorgon IIA – also designated KU2N, CTV-4, and CTV-N-4 – was an air-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy near the end of World War II.

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KAN Little Joe

The Little Joe, also known by the United States Navy designation KAN, was an early American ship-based, short-range surface-to-air missile, the development of which was initiated in 1945 as a response to the Kamikaze tactics used by the Japanese.

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Kenneth D. Cameron

Kenneth Donald Cameron (born November 29, 1949), (Col, USMC, Ret.), is a retired American naval aviator, test pilot, engineer, U.S. Marine Corps officer, and NASA astronaut.

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Keyuan UAV

Keyuan UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Beijing, three of which have been publicized as of 2013.

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Kyushu J7W

The Kyūshū J7W1 Shinden (震電, "Magnificent Lightning") fighter was a World War II Japanese propeller-driven aircraft prototype with wings at the rear of the fuselage, a nose mounted canard, and pusher engine.

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Latécoère 225

The Latécoère 225 was an unusual single seat canard microlight amphibian, with a swept wing, and of pusher configuration.

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Lilium Jet

The Lilium Jet is a proposed German vertical take-off and landing electrically powered light sport aircraft designed by Lilium.

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Lippisch Delta IV

Alexander Lippisch's Delta IV was a continuation of his work on delta wing designs pioneered in his Delta I, Delta II and Delta III aircraft.

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Lippisch Ente

The Ente (duck) was the world’s first rocket-powered full-size aircraft.

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Liquid fly-back booster

Liquid Fly-back Booster (LFBB) was a German Aerospace Center's (DLR's) project concept to develop a reusable liquid rocket booster for Ariane 5 in order to significantly reduce the high cost of space transportation and increase environmental friendliness.

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List of air show accidents and incidents in the 20th century

This is a year-by-year list of aviation accidents that have occurred at airshows worldwide in the 20th century.

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List of aviation pioneers

Aviation pioneers are people directly and indirectly responsible for the advancement of flight, including people who worked to achieve manned flight before the invention of aircraft, as well as others who achieved significant "firsts" in aviation after heavier-than-air flight became routine.

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List of canard aircraft

This is a list of canard aircraft, having a foreplane in front of the main wing instead of a conventional tailplane.

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List of electric aircraft

This is a list of electric aircraft, whose primary flight power is electrical.

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List of fictional aircraft

This is a list of fictional aircraft, including fixed wing, rotary wing, and lighter-than-air vehicles.

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List of Lockheed aircraft

This is a list of aircraft produced or proposed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation from its founding as the Lockheed Aircraft Company in 1926 to its merging with Martin Marietta to form the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1995.

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List of megaprojects

This is a list of megaprojects.

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List of pusher aircraft by configuration

A pusher aircraft is a type of aircraft using propellers placed behind the engines and may be classified according to engine/propeller location and drive as well as the lifting surfaces layout (conventional or 3 surface, canard, joined wing, tailless and rotorcraft), Some aircraft have a Push-pull configuration with both tractor and pusher engines.

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List of Santos-Dumont aircraft

Through his career, aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont designed, built, and demonstrated a variety of types of aircraft — balloons, airships (dirigibles), monoplanes, biplanes, and a helicopter.

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Lockheed L-133

The Lockheed L-133 was an exotic design started in 1939 which was proposed to be the first jet fighter of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) during World War II.

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Lockheed L-2000

The Lockheed L-2000 was Lockheed Corporation's entry in a government-funded competition to build the United States' first supersonic transport (SST) in the 1960s.

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Lockheed Martin CATBird

The Lockheed Martin CATBird is a highly modified Boeing 737-330 designed as an avionics flight testbed aircraft.

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Lockheed Martin X-59 QueSST

The Lockheed Martin X-59 is an American experimental supersonic aircraft being developed for NASA's Low-Boom Flight Demonstrator program.

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Lockheed Model 44 Excalibur

The Lockheed Model 44 Excalibur was a proposed American airliner designed by Lockheed.

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird

The Lockheed SR-71 "Blackbird" is a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force.

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Louis Blériot

Louis Charles Joseph Blériot (1 July 1872 – 1 August 1936) was a French aviator, inventor and engineer.

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Lun-class ekranoplan

The Lun-class ekranoplan is a ground effect vehicle (GEV) designed by Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev in 1975 and used by the Soviet and Russian navies from 1987 until sometime in the late 1990s.

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MAA-1 Piranha

The MAA-1 Piranha is a short-range infrared homing missile and the first air-to-air missile developed by Brazil for its Air Force and Navy.

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MacCready Gossamer Albatross

The Gossamer Albatross is a human-powered aircraft built by American aeronautical engineer Dr.

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MacCready Gossamer Condor

The MacCready Gossamer Condor was the first human-powered aircraft capable of controlled and sustained flight; as such, it won the Kremer prize in 1977.

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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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Mach tuck

Mach tuck is an aerodynamic effect whereby the nose of an aircraft tends to pitch downward as the airflow around the wing reaches supersonic speeds; the aircraft will first experience this effect at significantly below Mach 1.

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Mark 118 bomb

The M118 is an air-dropped general-purpose or demolition bomb used by United States military forces.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an American twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter aircraft designed by McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) to gain and maintain air supremacy in all aspects of aerial combat.

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McDonnell Douglas F-15 STOL/MTD

The McDonnell Douglas F-15 STOL/MTD (Short Takeoff and Landing/Maneuver Technology Demonstrator) is a modified F-15 Eagle.

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McDonnell Douglas MD-94X

The McDonnell Douglas MD-94X was a planned propfan-powered airliner, intended to begin production in 1994.

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McDonnell Douglas X-36

The McDonnell Douglas (later Boeing) X-36 Tailless Fighter Agility Research Aircraft was an American subscale prototype jet designed to fly without the traditional tail assembly found on most aircraft.

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Mervyn O'Gorman

Mervyn Joseph Pius O'Gorman (19 December 1871 – 16 March 1958) was a British electrical and aircraft engineer.

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Messerschmitt P.1110

The Messerschmitt P.1110 (Me P.1110) was a design for a single-seat, high-altitude interceptor, prepared for the Luftwaffe by the Messerschmitt aircraft manufacturing company, under the Emergency Fighter Program during the last months of the Third Reich at the end of World War II.

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Mikoyan Project 1.44

The Mikoyan Project 1.44/1.42 (Микоян МиГ-1.44; NATO reporting name: Flatpack) was a technology demonstrator developed by the Mikoyan design bureau.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

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.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-25; NATO reporting name: Foxbat) is a supersonic interceptor and reconnaissance aircraft that was among the fastest military aircraft to enter service.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-8 Utka ((Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-8 «Утка»), "duck") was a Soviet experimental aircraft.

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Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8

The Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 was a supersonic jet fighter developed in the Soviet Union from and to replace the MiG-21 (originally named MiG-23).

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Miller JM-2

The Miller JM-2 was an American Formula One Air Racing homebuilt aircraft that was designed by Jim W Miller and produced by JW Miller Aviation of Marble Falls, Texas.

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Miller-Bohannon JM-2 Pushy Galore

The Miller-Bohannon JM-2 Special, named Pushy Galore, is a one-of-a-kind American homebuilt Formula One racing and record-setting aircraft.

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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).

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Mizuno Shinryu

The was a late-World War II Japanese rocket-powered interceptor.

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (often shortened to the Cup Series) is the top racing series of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).

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Mortier 120mm Rayé Tracté Modèle F1

The MO-120 RT-61 (factory designator) or MO-120-RT is a heavy mortar of French origin.

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Moustache (disambiguation)

A moustache is a type of facial hair grown on the upper lip.

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NASA Mini-Sniffer

The NASA Mini-Sniffers were a series of unmanned aerial vehicles designed to sample the air at high altitude to support various scientific studies.

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NAV UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Beijing, a Chinese firm specializes in inertial and satellite navigational systems, as well as related microchips in these area.

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Nieuport 31

The Nieuport Nie 31 or Nieuport 31 was a single-engine, single-seat monoplane or sesquiplane fighter aircraft designed and built in France in 1919.

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Nieuport-Delage NiD 37

The Nieuport-Delage NiD 37 was a single-engine, single-seat monoplane fighter aircraft and racer designed and built in France in the early 1920s.

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Nord 1500 Griffon

The Nord 1500 Griffon was an experimental ramjet-powered fighter aircraft designed and built in the mid-1950s by French state-owned aircraft manufacturer Nord Aviation.

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Nord CT41

The Nord CT.41 Narwhal was a French target drone, designed and built by Nord Aviation during the late 1950s for the purpose of providing training in the interception of supersonic bomber aircraft.

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North American X-10

The North American X-10 (model RTV-A-5) was an unmanned technology demonstrator, developed by North American Aviation.

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North American XB-70 Valkyrie

The North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie was the prototype version of the planned B-70 nuclear-armed, deep-penetration strategic bomber for the United States Air Force Strategic Air Command.

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North American XF-108 Rapier

The North American XF-108 Rapier was a proposed long-range, high-speed interceptor aircraft designed by North American Aviation intended to defend the United States Buttler 2007, p. 90.

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Northrop Grumman Switchblade

The Switchblade was a proposed unmanned aerial vehicle developed by Northrop Grumman for the United States.

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Novi Avion

The Novi Avion (Serbian Cyrillic:Нови Aвион New Aeroplane) was a fourth generation multi-role combat aircraft programme that was to be built by Yugoslavia aircraft manufacturer SOKO.

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NPO Molniya Molniya-1

The Molniya-1 is a six-seater utility aircraft designed and built in Russia during the 1990s.

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The XBQM-108A was an experimental VTOL unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the United States Navy during the 1970s.

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Oaxaca PE-210A Pegasus

The Pegasus PE-210A is a prototype of a single-engine Trainer with canard developed by Oaxaca Aerospace and TechBA.

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Oblique wing

An oblique wing (also called a slewed wing) is a variable geometry wing concept.

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OMAC Laser 300

The OMAC Laser 300, originally named the OMAC I was a business aircraft built in the United States in 1981 but which never reached production.

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Operational Requirement F.155

Operational Requirement F.155 was a specification issued by the British Ministry of Supply for an interceptor aircraft to defend the United Kingdom from high-flying supersonic bombers.

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Orion abort modes

NASA's newest spacecraft, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), will be the first American spacecraft since Project Apollo to use an escape system in the event of a launch abort, something its predecessor, the Space Shuttle, had for only its first four orbital test flights in 1981-1982.

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Pad Abort Test 2

Pad Abort Test 2 was the follow-on second abort test to Pad Abort Test 1 of the Apollo spacecraft.

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Parrish Aircraft Xperimental

Parrish Aircraft Xperimental, Inc. was an American aircraft design firm based in Plantation, Florida and founded by Jimmy R. Parrish.

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Parrish Dart

The Parrish Dart is an American canard-configuration homebuilt aircraft that was designed by Jimmy R. Parrish and produced by Parrish Aircraft Xperimental, Inc. of Plantation, Florida, introduced in 1995.

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Paveway is a series of laser-guided bombs (LGBs).

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Peeper UAV

Peeper (Kui-Shi-Zhe or Kuishizhe, 窥视者)-II UAV is a Chinese UAV developed in China for the People's Liberation Army (PLA).

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Peterson 260SE

The Peterson 260SE is a STOL conversion of a Cessna 182 airframe made by Todd Peterson.

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Picoo Z

The Picoo Z (also sold under the brand name of Air Hogs Havoc Heli in North America) is a miniature remote-controlled 2-channel helicopter manufactured by Hong Kong-based Silverlit Toys.

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Piero Magni

Piero Magni (Genoa, December 22, 1898 - April 17, 1988) was an Italian aeronautical engineer.

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Pinaire Ultra-Aire

The Pinaire Ultra-Aire is an American ultralight aircraft that was designed and produced by Pinaire Engineering.

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Platz glider

The Platz glider was a very simple, though unusual, collapsible canard glider designed and tested in Germany in the early 1920s.

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Post-PFI Soviet/Russian aircraft projects

The post-PFI projects refer to several Soviet and Russian Air Force projects initiated to replace the PFI-era aircraft.

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Post-war aviation

The period between 1945 and 1979 is sometimes called the post-war era or the period of the post-war political consensus.

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PowerVision UAV

PowerVision UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by, which ranges from multirotors to unmanned fixed-wing and rotary wing aircraft, most of which are intended for aerial survey missions.

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Project Gorgon

The Gorgon missile family was a series of experimental air-to-air, air-to-surface, and surface-to-surface missiles developed by the United States Navy's Naval Aircraft Modification Unit between 1943 and 1953.

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Pterodactyl Ascender

The Pterodactyl Ascender is a family of U.S. designed and built ultralight aircraft that were sold in kit form between 1979 and 1984 under Pterodactyl Limited and is currently being sold by DFE Ultralights.

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Pugachev's Cobra

In aerobatics, Pugachev's Cobra (or Pugachev Cobra) is a dramatic and demanding maneuver in which an airplane flying at a moderate speed suddenly raises the nose momentarily to the vertical position and slightly beyond, before dropping it back to normal flight.

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Pusher configuration

In a vehicle with a pusher configuration (as opposed to a tractor configuration), the propeller(s) are mounted behind their respective engine(s).

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PZL-230 Skorpion

The PZL-230 Skorpion (scorpion) was a proposed Polish low-cost attack aircraft.

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QAC Quickie Q2

The Quickie Q2 or Q2 is a two-seater version of the unique Rutan Quickie, produced in kit form by the Quickie Aircraft Corporation founded by Tom Jewett and Gene Sheehan.

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Quickie Aircraft

The Quickie Aircraft Corporation was founded in Mojave, California, in 1978 to market the Quickie homebuilt aircraft (models Quickie, Quickie Q2, and Quickie Q200 aircraft).

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R-60 (missile)

The Molniya (now Vympel) R-60 (NATO reporting name: AA-8 "Aphid") is a short-range lightweight infrared homing air-to-air missile designed for use by Soviet fighter aircraft.

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Radioplane XKD4R

The Radioplane XKD4R, known by the company designation RP-70, was an American target drone developed by the Radioplane Division of the Northrop Corporation.

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Raptor Aircraft Raptor

The Raptor is a proposed American pressurized 4/5-seat tricycle single-engined canard-wing homebuilt light aircraft, to be supplied in kit form by Raptor Aircraft of Ball Ground, Georgia.

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RMT Bateleur

The RMT Bateleur (named for the bird species) is a German ultralight and light-sport aircraft, designed by Andre von Schoenebeck and produced by RMT Aviation of Bad Bocklet.

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Rocket Racing League

The Rocket Racing League was a racing league that planned to use rocket-powered aircraft to race a closed-circuit air racetrack.

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Rockwell B-1 Lancer

The Rockwell B-1 LancerThe name "Lancer" is only applied to the B-1B version, after the program was revived.

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Rockwell HiMAT

The Rockwell RPRV-870 HiMAT (Highly Maneuverable Aircraft Technology) is an experimental remotely piloted aircraft that was produced for a NASA program to develop technologies for future fighter aircraft.

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Rockwell XFV-12

The Rockwell XFV-12 was a prototype supersonic United States Navy fighter which was built in 1977.

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Rockwell-MBB X-31

The Rockwell-Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm X-31 was an experimental jet fighter designed to test fighter thrust vectoring technology.

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Roe I Biplane

The Roe I Biplane (often later referred to as the Avro Biplane) was the first powered aircraft to be designed, built, and flown in England.

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A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a heavier-than-air flying machine that uses lift generated by wings, called rotary wings or rotor blades, that revolve around a mast.

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Royal Aircraft Establishment

The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) was a British research establishment, known by several different names during its history, that eventually came under the aegis of the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), before finally losing its identity in mergers with other institutions.

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Rutan Long-EZ

The Rutan Model 61 Long-EZ is a homebuilt aircraft with a canard layout designed by Burt Rutan's Rutan Aircraft Factory.

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Rutan Quickie

The Rutan Quickie is a lightweight single-seat taildragger aircraft of composite construction, configured with tandem wings.

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Rutan Solitaire

The Rutan Model 77 Solitaire is an American, single seat, canard, mid-wing motor glider that was developed by Burt Rutan in response to the 1982 Sailplane Homebuilders Association Design Contest for a homebuilt glider.

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Rutan VariEze

The Rutan VariEze is a composite, canard aircraft designed by Burt Rutan.

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Rutan VariViggen

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Rutan Voyager

The Rutan Model 76 Voyager was the first aircraft to fly around the world without stopping or refueling.

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Saab 35 Draken

The Saab 35 Draken ("the kite" or "the dragon") was a Swedish fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by Saab between 1955 and 1974.

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Saab 37 Viggen

The Saab 37 Viggen ("Thunderbolt") is a retired Swedish single-seat, single-engine, short-medium range combat aircraft.

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Saab JAS 39 Gripen

The Saab JAS 39 Gripen (English: "griffin") is a light single-engine multirole fighter aircraft manufactured by the Swedish aerospace company Saab.

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SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport

The SAI Quiet Supersonic Transport (QSST) is a project by Supersonic Aerospace International (SAI) to develop a "virtually boomless" commercial supersonic business jet.

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Samson Switchblade

The Samson Switchblade is an American amateur-built roadable aircraft, under development by Samson Motorworks of Meadow Vista, California.

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Santos-Dumont 14-bis

The 14-bis (Quatorze-bis), also known as Oiseau de proie ("bird of prey" in French), was a pioneer era canard biplane designed and built by Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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Santos-Dumont Demoiselle

The Santos-Dumont Demoiselle ("Damselfly" or "Damsel") was a series of aircraft built in France by world aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont.

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Scaled Composites

Scaled Composites (often called simply Scaled) is an American aerospace company founded by Burt Rutan and currently owned by Northrop Grumman that is located at the Mojave Air and Space Port, Mojave, California, United States.

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Scaled Composites ARES

The Scaled Composites ARES is a demonstrator aircraft built by Scaled Composites.

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Scaled Composites Proteus

The Scaled Composites Model 281 Proteus is a tandem-wing High-Altitude Long Endurance aircraft designed by Burt Rutan to investigate the use of aircraft as high altitude telecommunications relays.

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Sergio Stefanutti

Sergio Stefanutti (1906–1992) was an Italian engineer specializing in the design of aircraft.

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Sharovipteryx ("Sharov's wing", known until 1981 as Podopteryx, "foot wing"), is a genus of early gliding reptiles containing the single species Sharovipteryx mirabilis.

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Shenyang J-8

The Shenyang J-8 (Chinese: 歼-8; NATO reporting name: Finback) is a high-speed, high-altitude Chinese-built single-seat interceptor fighter aircraft.

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SM-64 Navaho

The North American SM-64 Navaho was a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile project built by North American Aviation (NAA).

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Société pour l'aviation et ses dérivés

SPAD (Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés) was a French aircraft manufacturer active between 1911 and 1921.

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Solair I and Solair II are two German-designed electric aircraft.

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Specter Aircraft

Specter Aircraft, Inc. was an American aircraft manufacturer, founded by James D Gessford in 1997 and based in Bancroft, Idaho.

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Specter Aircraft Specter II

The Specter Aircraft Specter II was an American homebuilt aircraft that was designed and produced by Specter Aircraft of Bancroft, Idaho, introduced in 1997.

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A stabilator, more frequently all-moving tail or all-flying tail, is a fully movable aircraft stabilizer.

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Stabilizer (aeronautics)

An aircraft stabilizer is an aerodynamic surface, typically including one or more movable control surfaces, that provides longitudinal (pitch) and/or directional (yaw) stability and control.

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Stall (fluid mechanics)

In fluid dynamics, a stall is a reduction in the lift coefficient generated by a foil as angle of attack increases.

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Stationary High Altitude Relay Platform

SHARP, short for Stationary High Altitude Relay Platform, was an experimental aircraft using beam-powered propulsion designed by the Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC) and built by the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) during the 1980s.

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Stealth (film)

Stealth is a 2005 American military science fiction action film directed by Rob Cohen and written by W. D. Richter, and starring Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard, Joe Morton and Richard Roxburgh.

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Steve Wright Stagger-Ez

Stagger-EZ is a unique three place pusher canard aircraft, featuring staggered seating, a dihedral canard, and a rounder fuselage which differs from other canard aircraft in its class (e.g. Cozy MK IV, Velocity, Long-Ez).

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Sukhoi Shkval

The Sukhoi Shkval (Russian Сухой Шквал, English Squall) was a Soviet project for an interceptor in the Tail-sitter design.

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Sukhoi Su-27

The Sukhoi Su-27 (Сухой Су-27; NATO reporting name: Flanker) is a twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft designed by Sukhoi.

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Sukhoi Su-30

The Sukhoi Su-30 (Сухой Су-30; NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.

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Sukhoi Su-30MKI

The Sukhoi Su-30MKI (NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a twinjet multirole air superiority fighter developed by Russia's Sukhoi and built under licence by India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

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Sukhoi Su-30MKM

The Sukhoi Su-30MKM (Russian: Модернизированный Коммерческий Малайзийский/Modernizirovannyi Kommercheskiy Malayziyskiy – Modernized Export Malaysia; NATO reporting name: Flanker-H) is a supermaneuverable fighter of the Royal Malaysian Air Force.

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Sukhoi Su-33

The Sukhoi Su-33 (Сухой Су-33; NATO reporting name: Flanker-D) is an all-weather carrier-based twin-engine air superiority fighter designed by Sukhoi and manufactured by Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Association, derived from the Su-27 and initially known as the Su-27K.

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Sukhoi Su-34

The Sukhoi Su-34 (Сухой Су-34.; NATO reporting name: Fullback) is a Russian twin-engine, twin-seat, all-weather supersonic medium-range fighter-bomber/strike aircraft.

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Sukhoi Su-35

The Sukhoi Su-35 (Сухой Су-35; NATO reporting name: Flanker-E)|group.

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Sukhoi Su-47

The Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut (translation) (NATO reporting name Firkin), also designated S-32 and S-37 (not to be confused with the twin-engined delta canard designButtler, Tony and Gordon, Yefim. "Soviet Secret Projects: Fighters Since 1945". Midland Publishing, 2005.. offered by Sukhoi in the early 1990s under the designation Su-37) during initial development, was an experimental supersonic jet fighter developed by Sukhoi Aviation Corporation.

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Sukhoi Su-7

The Sukhoi Su-7 (NATO designation name: Fitter-A) was a swept wing, supersonic fighter aircraft developed by the Soviet Union in 1955.

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Sunward UAV

Sunward UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Hunan Sunward Co Ltd,, a firm formed in February 2008 by a professor of Tsinghua University as a subsidiary of Sunward Intelligent Equipment Group to concentrate on aviation products.

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Supermaneuverability is the ability of aircraft to maintain pilot control and perform maneuvers in situations and ways exceeding those that are possible using purely aerodynamic mechanisms.

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Swedish Air Force

The Swedish Air Force (Svenska flygvapnet) is the air force branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.

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Swept wing

A swept wing is a wing that angles either backward or occasionally forward from its root rather than in a straight sideways direction.

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Tailless aircraft

A tailless aircraft has no tail assembly and no other horizontal surface besides its main wing.

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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.

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Tandem wing

QAC Quickie Q2 A tandem wing aircraft has two main wings, with one located forward and the other to the rear.

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TDU-12/B Skydart

The TDU-12/B Skydart was an unguided target rocket built by Curtiss-Wright for use by the United States Air Force.

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Third-generation jet fighter

The third-generation jet fighter was the class of fighter aircraft developed between the early 1960s to the 1970s.

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Three-surface aircraft

A three-surface aircraft or sometimes three-lifting-surface aircraft has a foreplane, a central wing and a tailplane.

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Timeline of aviation – 20th century

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A triplane is a fixed-wing aircraft equipped with three vertical stacked wing planes.

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Tupolev Tu-125

The Tupolev Tu-125 was an unrealized project to develop a new long-range supersonic bomber for the Soviet Air Force.

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Tupolev Tu-141

The Tupolev Tu-141 Strizh (Swift, Стриж) was a Soviet reconnaissance drone in service with the Soviet Red Army and with a number of its Warsaw Pact and Middle East allies during the late 1970s and 1980s.

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Tupolev Tu-144

The Tupolev Tu-144 (Tyполев Ту-144; NATO reporting name: Charger) is a retired jet airliner and commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST).

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Turner T-40

The Turner T-40 is a wooden, single-seat, homebuilt aircraft that was designed by Eugene L. "Gene" Turner, first flying on 3 April 1961 (his birthday).

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Twin tail

A twin tail is a specific type of vertical stabilizer arrangement found on the empennage of some aircraft.

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United Aircraft Corporation

The PJSC United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is a Russian aerospace and defense corporation.

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United States Air Force Stability and Control Digital DATCOM

The United States Air Force Stability and Control Digital DATCOM is a computer program that implements the methods contained in the USAF Stability and Control DATCOM to calculate the static stability, control and dynamic derivative characteristics of fixed-wing aircraft.

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V8 engine

A V8 engine is an eight-cylinder V configuration engine with the cylinders mounted on the crankcase in two sets (or banks) of four, with all eight pistons driving a common crankshaft.

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Velocity SE

The Velocity Model 173 SE (Standard Elite) is the entry level canard pusher aircraft from Velocity Aircraft.

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Velocity V-Twin

The Velocity V-Twin is an American twin engined, homebuilt aircraft, designed by Velocity AircraftBernard, Mary and Suzanne B. Bopp: Velocity: V-Twin, Kitplanes, Volume 29, Number 12, December 2012, page 21.

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Velocity XL

The Velocity XL (XL: Extra Large) is an American amateur-built aircraft, produced by Velocity, Inc..

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Vertical stabilizer

The vertical stabilizers, vertical stabilisers, or fins, of aircraft, missiles or bombs are typically found on the aft end of the fuselage or body, and are intended to reduce aerodynamic side slip and provide direction stability.

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Vickers Type 559

The Vickers Type 559 was a supersonic interceptor aircraft design by the British aircraft company Vickers-Armstrongs and was their submission for Operational Requirement F.155 in 1955.

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Voisin Canard

The Voisin Canard was an aircraft developed by Voisin brothers during 1910 and first flown early in 1911.

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VTOL X-Plane

The Vertical Take-Off and Landing Experimental Aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) program is an American research project sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Waspair HM 81 Tomcat

The Waspair HM 81 Tomcat is a British canard ultralight aircraft of unusual design, that was produced by Waspair and later Midwest Microlites.

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Waterman Arrowbile

The Waterman Arrowbile was a tailless, two-seat, single-engine, pusher configuration roadable aircraft built in the US in the late 1930s.

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Wilbur Wright und seine Flugmaschine (film)

Wilbur Wright und seine Flugmaschine (Wilbur Wright and his Flying Machine) is the German viewing market title of a silent film made in 1909 and is considered to be the first-ever use of motion picture aerial photography as filmed from a heavier-than-air aircraft.

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Wing configuration

The wing configuration of a fixed-wing aircraft (including both gliders and powered aeroplanes or airplanes) is its arrangement of lifting and related surfaces.

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Wingtip device

Wingtip devices are intended to improve the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft by reducing drag.

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Wright brothers

The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912), were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane.

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Wright Flyer

The Wright Flyer (often retrospectively referred to as Flyer I or 1903 Flyer) was the first successful heavier-than-air powered aircraft.

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Wright Glider

The Wright brothers designed, built and flew a series of three manned gliders in 1900–1902 as they worked towards achieving powered flight.

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Xinying UAV

Xinying UAVs are Chinese UAVs developed by Guilin, some of which have since entered service with various Chinese military, paramilitary and law enforcement establishments.

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Yakovlev Yak-45

Yakovlev Yak-45 was the designation for a series of design studies in 1973-1974 for a single-seat fighter.

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1904 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1904.

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1909 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1909.

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1909 in Scotland

Events from the year 1909 in Scotland.

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1945 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1945.

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1973 Paris Air Show Tu-144 crash

The 1973 Paris Air Show crash was the crash of the second production Tupolev Tu-144 at Goussainville, Val-d'Oise, France, which killed all six crew and eight people on the The crash, at the Paris Air Show on Sunday, 3 June damaged the development program of the Tupolev Tu-144.

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9K38 Igla

The 9K38 Igla (Игла́, "needle", NATO reporting name SA-18 Grouse) is a Russian/Soviet man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM).

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