Thursday, January 31, 2013

Military, Aviation Terms


ARSENAL
Place where arms and ammunition are manufactured and stored.

BATTALION
An army unit consisting of 1,000 combatants led by a Lieutenant Colonel.

BATTERY
A unit of a number of artillery guns, mobile or fixed.

BULL'S EYE
The point of target that has t be aimed or hit while practicing shooting.

COCKPIT
Pilot's seat in the fuselage of an aeroplane.

CAMOUFLAGE
Hiding of objects by various means to deceive or bamboozle the enemy about their real location thereby protecting them from air and ground attacks.

COMMANDO
A mobile body of guerilla fighters.

CONSCRIPTION
Compulsory recruitment of personnel for service in the armed forces.

DIVISION
Normally, a division has 20,000 troops commanded by a Major General equipped with two or more brigades of infantry with befitting artillery and engineering equipment.

DOGFIGHT
An aerial duel between two or more aircraft's at a close range.

FLOTILLA
A fleet of boats or small ships.

GUIDED MISSILES
Powered by rockets or jet propulsion, they are unmanned, self propelled air or space vehicle fitted with explosive warheads. Guided missiles are either self directed with inlaid controls or under remote controls based on the firing range.

ICBM
Inter Continental Ballistic Missile is a rocket propelled surface to surface guided missile carrying a nuclear warhead which can reach a destined city or installation in the world and destroy it entirely.

INTERMEDIATE RANGE BALLISTIC MISSILE (IRBM)
It is of three types, viz, air to air, surface to air, and air to surface. Air to air guided missile, launched from an aircraft is employed to hit target in the battlefield. Surface to surface and air to air guided missiles are employed against enemy missiles or targets.

JUMBO JET
A large passenger jet aircraft having the capacity to life nearly 447 passengers.

NUCLEAR UMBRELLA
Giving air shield to a city or by nuclear weapons. It is also called parasol or Sombrero.

STAR WARS
Deployment of weapons on satellites in space with a view to destroy inter-continental ballistic missiles in space coming from the enemy.

SQUADRON
Air Force formation consisting of 20 aircraft's commanded by a Squadron Leader.

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