list of (military) aviation technical terms.
Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile
ATFLIR: Advanced Targeting Forward-Looking
are mounted on almost every military and civil airplane. They are located
on the trailing edge of a wing to increase the amount of lift (see definition
take-off. During landing the flaps are also activated to increase as much
as possible drag to decrease the velocity. Flaps can also be located on
the leading edge. The types of trailing edge flaps are; pain flap, splitted
flap, slotted flapand fowler flap. The types of leading edge flaps are;
krueger flap and variable camber flaps.
Slotted flaps are also used as double-slotted or triple-slotted flaps.
More slots results in a increasing adjacent of the boundary layer. However,
more slots will result in more weight. That's why designers will limited
the amount of slots.
JDAM: Joint Direct Attack Munitions.
A modern family of USAF boms. JDAM is positioned by satelite
KLu: Royal Netherlands Air Force
LANTIRN: Low-Altitude Navigation
and Targeting Infrared for Night.
Leading Edge: the leading edge is
the front position of a wing
Luftwaffe: German Air Force
MIDS: Multifunctional Information
NAVFLIR: Navigation Forward Looking
Infrared (zie o.a. F/A-18 Hornet)
The principle of propulsion is based to accelare to environment
or a part of it (in case of aircraft; the air).
RAF: Royal Air Force
RNLAF: Royal Netherlands Air Force
States Air Force
USMC: United States Marine Corps.
Air Data Instruments