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Over here we will tell you a mere few basics
Introduction to the Military Aircraft:

The topics that we will be discussing are:

Introduction to Military Aviation

NOTE:- We will be speaking the layman's language, hence those already with a good knowledge, will find it boring.

 

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What's air combat?

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Aircraft Design

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Avionics

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Aircraft in Modern Air Combat

 

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What's air combat?

Well, if you don't know this, then you are really a newbie. Air combat, to be put up in simple words, is combat that takes place in the air. No one had thought of this in the 16th century. Neither was it thought by the men who invented airplanes. The Wright brothers never thought of putting a canon or even a gun into their aircraft. It wasn't until the Germans made the breakthrough. They went up with bombs and dropped them over the enemy targets. This method was far more safer, effective and had more chances of survivability than the ground troops. Then were the French to arm their aircraft with machine guns that could fire through the propeller blades without hitting them. Now what, the forest fire had begun, many new aircraft came into existence with various role performances. We, over here won't talk much of those old wooden planes of 1910s and those rusty planes of 1940s. What we are actually going to talk about is Modern Air Combat.

Aircraft Design:

It matters significantly in Modern Air Combat. The design decides how capable the aircraft can be in various roles. Design would simply refer to the structure of the aircraft, wings, fins, tail-planes, air-intakes etc. Over here the most important design aspect would be of the wings. There are different categories of wings, Swept-Back, Variable Geometry (Swing Back), Delta (Triangular), and the latest, Forward swept wings. Aircraft with swing wings are supposed to be the most versatile ones, i.e. they can be implied in various roles. Extreme agility is achieved with the Forward swept wings (FSW). FSW was first experimented by the Germans. The most widely known models with FSW are the U.S. X-29 Retaliator and the Russian Sukhoi S-37 Berkut (do not confuse with Su-37). Delta wings are seen on Dassault Breguet Mirage 3, 5, 2000, 2000-5, and the Rafale. Even the MiG-21 has delta wings.

Avionics:

It includes whatever provides information to the pilot. All the cockpit instruments, RADAR, and onboard computers are included in it. Most of the Western aircraft have very Superior avionics than the Eastern ones.

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