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Air force

An branch of the military establishment that is responsible for aerial warfare as distinct from an army, navy or other branch. Typically, air forces are responsible for gaining control of the air, carrying out strategic and tactical bombing missions and providing support to surface forces.

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Royal Air Force

Military; Air force

The Royal Air Force (RAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the British Armed Forces. It was formed in April 1918 and is the oldest independent air force in the world. The RAF has played a ...

hypoxia symptom

Military; Air force

Hypoxia is a medical condition of oxygen deprivation or altitude sickness. It can adversely affect human judgment and movement at high altitudes with symptoms ranging from light dizziness to ...

Boeing B-47

Military; Air force

The Boeing Model 450 B-47 Stratojet was a long-range, six-engined, jet-powered medium bomber built to fly at high subsonic speeds and at high altitudes. It was primarily designed to drop nuclear ...

Boeing B-52

Military; Air force

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is a long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, who have continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been ...

X-51A WaveRider

Military; Air force

The X-51A WaveRider (also known as Boeing X-51) is an unmanned hypersonic scramjet that is capable of flying through the atmosphere at speeds of 3600 mph or Mach 6. At these speeds, a passenger jet ...


Military; Air force

The performance of an activity. An act or actions are taken in order to create a desired effect. Actions may be kinetic (physical, material) or non-kinetic (logical, behavioral). Actions are ...

active air defense

Military; Air force

Direct defensive action taken to destroy, nullify, or reduce the effectiveness of hostile air and missile threats against friendly forces and assets. It includes the use of aircraft, air defense ...

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