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- n. A military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircraft.
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- n. a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
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He is now working at Nellis Air Force Base for my most esteemed friend, Col. Chester L. Van Etten, who has painted the name "John Black," his old fighter radio call sign, on so many of his fighter aircraft that he himself is known to many as John Black.
Another disturbing feature was the evidence of mounting concentration at Bryansk and Orel, and the fact that the remaining Soviet fighter aircraft seemed to be devoted to protecting the railway stations there.
I want to give you a feel for the way those of us who devoted our careers to fighter aircraft and their tactical employment wanted to do the job and I want to expose you to the oversupervision and the costly, restrictive attitudes imposed by our strategically or administratively oriented supervisors.
The SRAM was originally conceived as a stand-off weapon for fighter aircraft but its use has been restricted to strategic bombers and FB-111A deep-strike aircraft.
With her robustness, resistance to extraordinary shocks and stresses, and steady flight characteris - tics, there was only one choice of fighter aircraft for the c.a.m. and f.c. ships — the Hawker Hurri - cane.
The squadrons are the small, semi-independent units — each owning about twenty fighter aircraft — which actually accomplish the job involving the pilot and the aircraft.
Or perhaps even then, with the battle won, there simply was no time for sentimentality or looking back to that time in the year 1933 when a certain Herr Willy Messerschmitt walked out of Hermann Göring's Air Ministry in Berlin with the money and authority to develop his uncon - querable fighter aircraft while, at the same time, in London Sydney Camm and his 340-m. p.h. mon - oplane was meeting with rebuff.
THE STORY OF the Hurricane fighter aircraft from its inception to its last flight follows no rosy path to success but strangely seems almost to imitate the pattern of great human lives, in which frustra - tion precedes achievement and tragedies — often needless ones, or resulting from sheer bad luck - are intermingled with the success, the glory and the shouting.