Specifications

Detailed Tour of The U.S. Air Force A10 Thunderbolt II

Detailed Tour of The U.S. Air Force A10 Thunderbolt II

Take an up-close and detailed walkaround tour of the US Air Force Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, commonly referred to by the nickname “Warthog”, “Hog” or “Hawg”. The U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II demonstration team received a new jet, serial 80-0275, in September 2019, in anticipation of the 2020 airshow season. The aircraft was given a new paint ...

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Airframe Structures, Forces Applied And Design Constraints

Airframe Structures, Forces Applied And Design Constraints

Defining the various loads applied to aircraft structures, in regards to the design and construction of the fuselage, wing and tail section. Materials used in construction and the effects of corrosion and fatigue will be considered. Effects of a hard landing on the airframe, failure statistics are important in safe aircraft design. Loads are applied to the aircraft structures both ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Second Stage Merlin Vacuum Engine & Dragon Spaceship Specifications

SpaceX Falcon 9 Second Stage Merlin Vacuum Engine & Dragon Spaceship Specifications

Falcon 9 rocket has completed a total of 83 launches, 44 landings, and 31 re-flow missions. A single Merlin Vacuum engine powers Falcon 9’s second-stage using a 165:1 expansion nozzle (large exhaust section and significantly larger nozzle to maximize efficiency in space vacuum) and can be restarted multiple times using dual redundant triethylaluminum-triethylborane pyrophoric igniters to place different payloads to ...

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SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Merlin Engine Specifications

SpaceX Falcon 9 First Stage Merlin Engine Specifications

SpaceX’s Falcon 9, the world’s first orbital class reusable two-stage rocket for transport of humans and cargo into Earth orbit and beyond deep space. Powered by nine Merlin engines using rocket grade kerosene (RP-1) and liquid oxygen as propellants held in aluminum-lithium alloy tanks, designed for recovery and reuse. Burning fuel decreases the rocket’s mass and changes vehicle dynamics near ...

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Xian Y-20 Specification & Technical Data

Xian Y-20 Specification & Technical Data

Officially unveiled in 2006, the Xian Y-20 code-named “Kunpeng” is a large military transport aircraft developed by Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation, a part of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China. It is being built for the People’s Liberation Army Air Force under assistance from Russia and Ukraine.The aircraft is named Kunpeng after the mythical bird of ancient China that can ...

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Textron AirLand Scorpion Specification & Technical Data

Textron AirLand Scorpion Specification & Technical Data

Developed by Textron Inc. (a multi-industry company leveraging its worldwide network of defense, aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to help customers get innovative yet futuristic solutions) has developed this highly affordable and exportable twin-engine ISR/Strike/Trainer jet for the strategic military aviation market. This jet is designed as a multi-mission aircraft for diverse battlefield, training missions and security. It is a ...

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider Specification & Technical Data

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Specification & Technical Data

In mid-2008, Sikorsky unveiled a revolutionary technology demonstrator. They called it the X2. Just two years later, the very same aircraft was performing unbelievable maneuvers and had unofficially dethroned the Westland Lynx to become the world’s fastest rotorcraft. The secret behind the X2’s speed and agility was the presence of a set of composite, four bladed, coaxial rotors. Though this ...

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Lockheed Martin SR-72 Specification & Technical Data

Lockheed Martin SR-72 Specification & Technical Data

The Lockheed Martin SR-72 is a conceptualized unmanned, hypersonic aircraft intended for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance proposed by Lockheed Martin to succeed the retired SR-71 Blackbird. The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has been overtaken by it’s successor, The SR-72, the fastest Aircraft ever built. According to Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works, the SR-72, has a twin-engine aircraft which is designed in such ...

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Rockwell / Boeing B-1 Lancer Specification & Technical Data

Rockwell / Boeing B-1 Lancer Specification & Technical Data

The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) B-1 Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was first envisioned in the 1960s as a supersonic bomber with Mach 2 speed, and sufficient range and payload to replace the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress. It was developed into the B-1B, primarily a low-level ...

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QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) Specifications

QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) Specifications

The USAF plans to convert older-model F-16s into full-scale target drones under the QF-16 Air Superiority Target (AST) program. These AST drones are used in Weapon System Evaluation Programs (WSEP) for assessing upgrades or replacements for air-to-air missiles (AAM), and they are also useful for giving pilots the experience of a live AAM shot and kill prior to entering combat. ...

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