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Aircraft Military Terminology
Posted by berny13 on Thursday, February 15, 2007 3:52 PM

Military Aircraft Terminology

A.  Alpha

  AAF= Army Airfield

  AAR= Air to Air Rocket

  AB= After Burner (Also called Re Heat by the British)

  AB= Air Base

  ABDR= Aircraft Battle Damage Repair

  ABFC= AB Fuel Control

  AC= Aircraft Commander (Pilot)

  ACC= Assistant Crew Chief

  ACES= Advanced Crew Escape System

  Acft= Aircraft

  ACLS= Automatic Carrier Landing System

  ACMI= Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation

  ACRP= Armament Control Relay Panel. (Pronounced A Crap)

  ACT= Air Combat Tactics

  ADF= Automatic Direction Finder

  AFB= Air Force Base

  AFCS= Automatic Flight Control System (Autopilot)

  Aft= After (Rear)

  AGE= Aerospace Ground Equipment

  AGL= Above Ground Level (Called Angel by ATC)

  AGM= Air to Ground Missile

  AGPU= Aviation Ground Power Unit

  AHC= Antenna Hand Control

  AIM= Air Intercept Missile

  Air War Collage= Program for senior officers teaching advanced war planning

  Alpha Probe= A vane used to measure pitch (AOA)

  ALS= Automatic Landing System (Runway)

  ALSE= Aviation Life Support Equipment

  Alt= Altitude

  AMRAAM= Advanced Medium Range Air to Air Missile

  AOA= Angle Of Attack

  APU= Auxiliary Power Unit

  ARI= Aileron Rudder Interconnect

  ARM= Anti Radiation Missile

  ASB= Aviation Support Battalion

  ASI= Air Speed Indicator

  ASL= Above Sea Level

  ASM= Anti Ship Missile

  ATC= Air Traffic Control

  ATK= Attack (As in attack unit)

  Aug= Augmentation  Used in conjunction with Pitch Aug (Stab), Yaw Aug (Rudder), and Roll Aug (Aileron).  Part of the AFCS Altitude/Heading Hold system. 

  Auto Acq= Automatic Acquisition.  Used with the Radar Boresight Mode.  After three sweeps of the Radar, the Radar will automatically lock on to an airborne target.

  AVTR= Airborne Video Tape Recorder

  AWACS= Airborne Warning and Control System

  AWG= Airborne Weapons Group

  AWRU= Aircraft Weapons Release Unit. (Pronounced A Rue)   

 

B.  Bravo

  Bait and Trap= A flight of aircraft flying low and slow using call signs of bombing aircraft to draw enemy fighters into attacking.  The most successful was Operation Bolo performed by Col Olds of the 8th TFW. 

  Ballistic= Missile looses track or lock on and goes un guided

  Ball Ammo= Ammo containing a soft outer casing with a hard core 

  Bandit= Identified Enemy Aircraft

  Bar CAP= Barrier CAP 

  BCP= Both Cockpits

  BDA= Battle Damage Assessment

  BDHI= Bearing Distance Heading Indicator

  BDU= Bomb, Dummy Unit

  Bear= Rear seater in a Wild Weasel Acft

  Beta Probe= A vane used to measure yaw

  BFM= Basic Flight Maneuvers

  BIT= Built In Test

  Black Box= Flight Data Recorder & Cockpit Voice Recorder

  Bingo= Point of safe return (Fuel)

  BLC= Boundary Layer Control  

  BLU= Bomb, Live Unit

  BN= Bombardier Navigator 

  Bogie= Unidentified Aircraft

  Boresight Mode= A Radar mode where a very narrow cone from the Radar is transmitted.  The target must be maintained within that narrow cone in order to maintain lock on.   

  BRU= Bomb Rack Unit.  Bomb suspension unit allowing up to six bombs or other ordinance to be loaded.  It is similar to a MER except it can carry more weight and is supersonic capable.  Carried by the F-111 and F-15E 

  BUFF= Big Ugly Fat Fellow (B-52)

  BVR= Beyond Visual Range

 

C.  Charlie

  CADC= Central Air Data Computer

  CAG= Commander Air Group

  CAG Bird= Personal Aircraft of the CAG

  CAP= Combat Air Patrol

  Cap= Captive. A non launchable weapon used for training

  CAS= Close Air Support

  CAS= Calculated Air Speed

  CATM= Captive Air Training Missile

  CB= Circuit Breaker

  CBP= Circuit Breaker Panel

  CBU= Cluster Bomb Unit

  CC= Crew Chief

  CCIP= Computer Controlled Impact Point

  CFT= Conformal Fuel Tank 

  C/L= Center Line

  Clean off Garbage= Jettison external stores

  CLP= Center Line Pylon

  CND= Could Not Duplicate

  CO= Commanding Officer 

  COC= Chain Of Command

  COD= Carrier Onboard Delivery

  Code 1= Aircraft returns from flight with no discrepancies

  Code 2= Aircraft returns from flight with minor discrepancies not effecting safety of flight

  Code 3= Aircraft returns from flight with major discrepancies effecting safety of flight

  Comp= Computer

  CONUS= CONtinental United States

  CP= Cockpit

  CRP= Counter Rotating Propeller

  CSAR= Combat Search And Rescue

  CSD = Constant Speed Drive

  CSD/Gen= CSD & Generator

  CW= Continuous Wave (Radar)

  

D.  Delta

  DACT= Dissimilar Air Combat Tactics

  Daisy Cutter= Any bomb with a 36" fuse extension so it will explode above ground

  DCC= Dedicated Crew Chief

  DCM= Deputy Commander for Maintenance

  Departure= A condition where an aircraft enters un controllable flight 

  Depot= Acft goes through a complete tear down, inspection, and rebuild

  DEROS= Date Estimated Return Over Seas

  Det= Detachment

  DME= Distance Measuring Equipment

  DO= Deputy Commander for Operations

  Drone= A RPV target

  Dumb Bomb= Any free fall conventional bomb

  Dump the Load= Drop Ordinance

       

E.  Echo

  EBAD= Engine Bleed Air Duct

  ECM= Electronic Counter Measures

  ECCM= Electronic Counter Counter Measures

  EDGB= Engine Driven Gear Box

  Egress= To leave an area or to eject from an aircraft

  EGT= Exhaust Gas Temperature

  ELINT= Electronic Intelligence

  Eng= Engine

  Envelope= Parameters of flight in which an aircraft can operate safely or effectively

  EPR= Engine Pressure Ratio

  ETA= Estimated Time of Arrival

  ETD= Estimated Time of Departure

  ETIC= Estimated Time In Commission

  Eval= Evaluation

  Ext= External

  

F.  Fox Trot

  FAC= Forward Air Controller

  FBW= Fly By Wire

  FCC= Flight Control Computer

  FCF= Functional Check Flight (A test flight to check aircraft systems)

  FCP= Front Cockpit

  FDBC= Flight Directional Bombing Computer

  FE= Flight Examiner

  Feet Dry= Flying over land

  Feet Wet= Flying over water

  FF= Fuel Flow

  FFAR= Folding Fin Aerial Rocket

  FF Ind= Fuel Flow Indicator

  FL= Flight Level

  FLIR= Forward Looking Infra Red

  FLR= Forward Looking Radar

  Flt= Flight

  FO= Foreign Object

  FOD= Foreign Object Damage

  FOL= Forward Operating Location

  Fox= Fire Missile (Never say fire unless some one is burning)

  FPM= Feet Per Minute

  FUBAR= Fowled Up Beyond All Repair (or Recognition)

  Fwd= Forward (Front)

      

G.  Golf

   GAR= Guided Aircraft Rocket

   GB= Gear Box

   GBU= Guided Bomb Unit

   GCA= Ground Control Approach

   GCU= Guidance Control Unit

   GD= Gear Door

   GIB= Guy In Back

   GPH= Gallons Per Hour

   GPM= Gallons Per Minute

   GPS= Global Positioning System

   GPU= Ground Power Unit

   Green Flag= US Air Force sponsored electronic warfare training program

   GS= Ground Speed

   GSE= Ground Support Equipment

   GTU= Gas Turbine Unit

      

H.  Hotel

   Hard Target= Armored vehicles, hardened buildings, or bunkers

   Hard Wing= Aircraft equipped with or without leading edge wing flaps

   HARM= High speed Anti Radiation Missile

   HAS= Hardened Aircraft Shelter

   HDGP= High Drag General Purpose (bomb)

   Herd Sheep= Fighter aircraft push or herd enemy aircraft into a position where other fighters are in position to attack. 

   HF= High Frequency

   HiPAC= High Pressure Air Compressor

   HOTAS= Hands On Throttle And Stick

   Horz= Horizontal

   HSI= Horizontal Situation Indicator

   HUD= Heads Up Display

   HVAR= High Velocity Aerial Rocket

        

I.  India

  IAS= Indicated Air Speed

  IAW= In Accordance With

  IFE= In Flight Emergency

  IFF= Identification, Friend or Foe

  IFR= In Flight Refueling

  IFR= Instrument Flight Rules

  IGV= Inlet Guide Vanes (Eng)

  ILS= Instrument Landing System

  Inbd= Inboard   

  Ingress= To enter an area

  Inert= Non explosive 

  Inop= Inoperative

  INS= Inertial Navigation System

  Inst= Instrument

  Int= Internal

  IP= Instructor Pilot

  IR= Infra Red

  IRAN= Inspect, Repair As Necessary (See Depot)

  IRGB= Infra Red Guided Bomb

  Iron= Conventional high explosive bomb 

  IRST= Infrared Search/Track

  ISA= Integrated Servo Actuator

 

J.  Juliet

  Jammer= Aircraft used to jam enemy radar sites

  Jammer Pod= ECM Pod

  JATO= Jet Assist Take Off

  JDAM= Joint Direct Attack Munition

  Jett= Jettison

  JFS= Jet Fuel Starter

  JP= Jet Petroleum (fuel) (Followed by a number which specifies the grade of fuel such as JP-4 or JP-7)

  JSAW= Joint Stand Off Weapon

  JTIDS= Joint Tactical Information Distribution System

   

K.  Kilo

  K-Ball= Cannibalize (Taking parts from one aircraft or equipment to fix another) 

  KIAS= Knots, Indicated Air Speed   

  KIR= Keyed Interrogation Receiver (Part of the IFF system)

  KIT= Keyed Interrogation Transmitter (See Above)  

  KTAS= Knots, True Air Speed

  KTS= Knots

 

L.  Lima

  LABS= Low Altitude Bombing System

  LAL= Left Aft Launcher

  LANTIRN= Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infra Red for Night

  LAPES= Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System

  LAU= Launcher

  Laugh In= Wing Commanders Staff Meeting

  LCP= Left Center Pylon

  LDG= Landing Gear

  LDGP= Low Drag General Purpose (bomb)

  LEF= Leading Edge Flaps

  LES= Leading Edge Slats

  LEX= Leading Edge Extensions

  LF= Low Frequency

  LFL= Left Fwd Launcher

  LGB= Laser Guided Bomb

  LIP= Left Inbd Pylon

  LMG= Left Main Gear

  LMGD= Left Main Gear Door

  Lock On= Radar has acquired a target and is feeding information to a missile 

  LOP= Left Obd Pylon 

  LoPAC= Low Pressure Air Compressor 

  LORAN= Long Range Aerial Navigation

  LOX= Liquid Oxygen

  LRU= Line Replacement Unit

  Lt= Left

 

MMike

  M= Model

  Maple Flag= Canadian sponsored aircrew air combat training program

  MASI= Mach Air Speed Indicator

  Max= Maximum

  MCAS= Marine Corp Air Station

  MDS= Mission Design Series (B-52H, Bomber, 52nd designed, number eight in the series) 

  MER= Multiple Ejector Rack.  Bomb suspension adapter allowing up to six bombs or other ordinance to be loaded.

  MFC= Main Fuel Control

  MFD= Multi Function Display

  MIG CAP= Aircraft performing CAP for strike aircraft

  Mil= Military.  Usually followed by a number which specifies type such as Mil-L-7808 (Engine Oil) Mil-H-5606 (Hydraulic Fluid) 

  Mike Mike= Millimeter (As in 20 Mike Mike)  

  Min= Minimum

  MK= Mark

  MLG= Main Landing Gear

  MLGD= Main Landing Gear Door

  MO= Maintenance Officer

  MPT= Motion Pickup Transducer

  MR= Main Rotor  

  MRP= Miscellaneous Relay Panel (also called Missy Panel)

  MSL= Mean Sea Level

  Mud Mover= Term used to describe ground support pilots

  MWA= Missile Well Adapter

 

N.  November

  N1= Number one compressor section, low pressure (Engine)

  N2= Number two compressor section, high pressure (Engine)  

  NAS= Naval Air Station

  NBC= Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

  NCOIC= Non Commissioned Officer In Charge

  NDAS= Nose Dome Accessory Housing ( A covering that goes on front of engine covering the nose accessory drive section.) 

  NDB= Non Directional Beacon

  NFT= No Fine Tune (Missile fails to finalize data from the aircraft Radar)

  NLG= Nose Landing Gear

  NLGD= Nose Landing Gear Door

  NORDO= No Radio (Inop)

  NPA= Non Powered Age (Ladders, work stands, oil and hydraulic service carts, jacks, etc)  

  NVG= Night Vision Goggles

   

O.  Oscar

  O2= Oxygen

  O & B= Out and Back

  Obd= Outboard

  Office= Cockpit

  OGB= Optical Guided Bomb

  OIC= Officer In Charge

  OPAH= Oil Pump Accessory Housing

  OT&E= Operational Test and Evaluation

  Over the wing= Method of refueling using hand held nozzel to fill each fuel tank or cell

  

P.  Papa

  PACAF= PACific Air Force 

  Paint= Radar is tracking several targets

  PAM= Pylon Attachment Mechanism

  PAR= Precision Approach Radar

  PC= Primary Control

  PCA= Permanent Change of Assignment

  PCS= Permanent Change of Station

  PCU= Power Control Unit

  PDM= Programmed Depot Maintenance (Only items contracted will be accomplished at depot)

  PFD= Personal Flotation Device

  PGM= Precision Guided Munitions

  Pickle= To fire or drop one weapon when the release button is depressed

  PMS= Preventive Maintenance Service

  Pnl= Panel

  POL= Petroleum, Oil, Lubricant  

  Powered AGE= Generators, air conditioners, compressors, hydraulic test stands, etc.  

  PPH= Pounds Per Hour

  PPM= Pounds Per Minute

  PPI= Planned Point of Impact

  Primary AB Eyelids= Interior adjustable exhaust nozzles, located inside the AB section

  PSI= Pounds per Square Inch

  PSOB= Pilots System Operators Bucket (Lower part of the ejection seat)

  PTSP= Pressure/Temperature Sensor Probe (T shaped probe found inside of aircraft intakes) 

   

Q.  Quebec

  QA= Quality Assurance (After 1978)

  QC= Quality Control (Prior to 1978)

  QD= Quick Disconnect

  QRC= Quick Replacement Component

  QRF= Quick Reaction Force

  QRK= Quick Replacement Kit

  QRM= Quick Replacement Module

 

R.  Romeo

  R2= Remove and Replace

  R3= Remove, Repair, Reinstall

  RADAR= Radio Aerial Detection And Ranging

  RAF= Royal Air Force

  RAL= Right Aft Launcher

  RAM= Radar Absorbent Material

  RAM Team= Rapid Area Maintenance Team

  RAT= Ram Air Turbine

  RATO= Rocket Assist Take Off

  RCP= Rear Cockpit

  RCP= Right Center Pylon

  RCS= Radar Cross Section

  RDF= Radio Direction Finder

  Red Ball= Request for priority maintenance assistance

  Red Flag= US Air Force sponsored aircrew air combat training program  

  RESCAP= Aircraft performing CAP for Rescue operations.

  RF= Radio Frequency

  RFL= Right Fwd Launcher

  RHAW= Radar Homing And Warning

  RIO= Radar Intercept Officer (USN) Also see WSO

  RIP= Right Inbd Pylon

  Rip & Strip= Parts are taken from one or more aircraft to fill fly away kits prior to a deployment

  Ripple= Weapons release steps from station to station or pylon to pylon to maintain balance

  RMG= Right Main Gear

  RMGD= Right Main Gear Door

  RNG= Range

  ROE= Rules Of Engagement

  RON= Remain Over Night 

  ROP= Right Obd Pylon

  ROPE= Radome Open, Package Extended

  RPV= Remote Piloted Vehicle

  Rt= Right 

  R/T= Receiver, Transmitter

  RWR= Radar Warning Receiver

  

S.  Sierra

  SAI= Standby Attitude Indicator

  Salvo= Weapons will release or fire as long as release button is held down

  SAM= Surface to Air Missile

  SAR= Search And Rescue

  Scan= Radar is looking or searching a specific area or location

  SEADS= Suppress Enemy Air Defense System

  Secondary AB Eyelids= Exterior adjustable engine exhaust nozzles 

  Sel= Select

  Short Between Headset= Aircrew doesn't know what he is talking about.  Results in a lot of CND's

  SLAM= Stand-off Land Attack Missile

  Slicks= Term used to describe the MK-80 series of low drag bombs 

  SLR= Side Looking Radar

  SLUFF= Short Little Ugly Fat Fellow (A-7)

  Smart Bomb= Any guided conventional bomb

  SNAFU= Situation Normal, All Fowled Up

  SOBAC= Signed Off By Air Crew

  SOF= Supervisor Of Flying 

  Soft Target= Non armored vehicles

  Soft Wing= Aircraft equipped with leading edge wing slats 

  Sortie= One flight or mission flown by an aircraft

  SOV= Shut Off Valve

  Special Weapon= A nuclear bomb

  Speed of Heat= Traveling at max allowable speed

  SPR= Single Point Refueling.  An adapter is hooked to the aircraft allowing high pressure refueling.  Normal flow is around 600 GPM 

  Squawk= Send or Transmit

  Stab= Stabilizer

  Stand Off= Safe area when attacking a target

  Store(s) = Any external ordinance

  STOL= Short Take Off and Landing

  SWA= Special Weapons Adapter

  SWP= Special Weapons Panel

    

T.  Tango

  T1= Number one turbine section (Engine)

  T2= Number two turbine section (Engine)

  TACAN= Tactical Air Navigation

  TAD= Temporary Assigned Duty (USN & Marines)

  TAIM= Training Air Intercept Missile (Fully functional missile with an inert warhead) 

  TARPS= Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod

  TAS= True Air Speed

  TBA= To Be Announced

  TBO= Time Between Overhaul

  TDA= Temporary Duty Assignment (USN & Marines)

  TDY= Temporary Duty (USAF)

  TEF= Trailing Edge Flaps

  TER= Triple Ejector Rack.  Bomb suspension adapter allowing up to three bombs or other ordinance to be loaded

  TFR= Terrain Following Radar

  TIC= Target Intercept Computer

  TIG= Time In Grade

  TIS= Time In Service            

  TISEO= Target Identification System, Electro Optical

  TIT= Turbine Inlet Temperature

  TK= Tank (Fuel)

  TLP= Tactical Leadership Program (German sponsored program teaching tactical leadership)

  Top Gun= US Navy sponsored aircrew air combat training program

  TP= Target Practice (Ammo)

  TPT= Tail Pipe Temperature

  TR= Tail rotor 

  Track= Radar is following one target (See Paint)

  T/R Pac= Transformer/Rectifier Package

  TTSP= Total Temperature Sensor Probe  

  Tune= Missile receiving data from the Radar prior to launch (See NFT) 

  Turkey Feathers= Aerodynamic covering that goes over the Secondary AB Eyelids

  TWS= Track While Scan (Radar)

       

U.  Uniform

  UAV= Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

  UHF= Ultra High Frequency

  Unload= Maneuver where aircraft enters a negative G condition and at the same time engines put into Max AB. The result is rapid acceleration of the aircraft.

  USAF= United States Air Force

  USAFE= United States Air Force in Europe

    

V.  Victor

  Vert= Vertical

  VFR= Visual Flight Rules

  VHF= Very High Frequency

  Victor Alert= Aircraft on alert status loaded with Nukes

  VOR= VHF Omni-directional Radio

  VTOL= Vertical Take Off and Landing 

  VVI= Vertical Velocity Indicator

    

W.  Whiskey

  WCP= Weapons Control Panel

  Whiskey Alert= Aircraft on alert status loaded for Air to Ground mission

  Willy Pete= White Phosphorus

  Wing King= Wing Commander

  WOD= Wind Over Deck

  Wpn= Weapon

  WRM= War Ready Material (Also War Reserve Material)

  WSEM= Weapons System Evaluation Missile (Non launchable missile that contains a recorder to verify aircraft launch system).  (Pronounced Wizzum)

  WSEP= Weapons System Evaluation Program (Pronounced Wessup)

  WSO= Weapons System Operator (Pronounced wizzo) (USAF)

  WSP= Weapons Select Panel

  WW= Wild Weasel. (Any aircraft used to kill radar sites)

     

X.  X Ray

  X-Mitter= Transmitter

  X-Mit= Transmit

  X-Ponder= Transponder

  X-Ray Alert= Aircraft on Recon Alert Status

 

Y.  Yankee

  Yankee Alert= Aircraft on alert status loaded for RESCAP

 

Z.  Zulu

  Zulu= GM time

  Zulu Alert= Aircraft on Air Defense Alert

 

Up dated 4 April 2011

     

Berny

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Posted by Mist086 on Thursday, February 15, 2007 4:15 PM

Have a couple of Navy Terms.  Don't know if they'd be needed but what the hay

 

RIO- Radar Intercept Officer (Like the WSO in the Air Force)

TARPS-Tactical Airborne Reconnaisance Pod

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Posted by SoD Stitch on Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:00 PM
You forgot GIB = Guy In Back

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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, February 15, 2007 6:54 PM
TARPS and GIB added.  RIO was already listed.  Thanks for your input.

Berny

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Posted by Phil_H on Friday, February 16, 2007 7:00 AM

A few more:

ACES = Advanced Crew Escape System (Ejection Seat)
ARM = Anti-Radiation Missile
AWG = Airborne Weapons Group
BarCAP = Barrier Combat Air Patrol
CAG = Commander, Air Group
CAG Bird = CAG's personal aircraft
CSAR - combat search and rescue
CFT = Conformal Fuel Tank
ELINT = Electronic Intelligence
FAC = Forward Air Controller
IRST = Infrared Search/Track
JDAM = Joint Direct Attack Weapon
JSOW = Joint Stand-Off Weapon
JTIDS = Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
LANTIRN = low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night
RAM = Radar Absorbent Material
RCS = radar cross-section
SLAM = Stand-Off Land Attack Missile
TFR = Terrain Following Radar

 

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Posted by berny13 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 9:05 AM
 Phil_H wrote:

A few more:

ACES = Advanced Crew Escape System (Ejection Seat)
ARM = Anti-Radiation Missile
AWG = Airborne Weapons Group
BarCAP = Barrier Combat Air Patrol
CAG = Commander, Air Group
CAG Bird = CAG's personal aircraft
CSAR - combat search and rescue
CFT = Conformal Fuel Tank
ELINT = Electronic Intelligence
FAC = Forward Air Controller
IRST = Infrared Search/Track
JDAM = Joint Direct Attack Weapon
JSOW = Joint Stand-Off Weapon
JTIDS = Joint Tactical Information Distribution System
LANTIRN = low-altitude navigation and targeting infrared for night
RAM = Radar Absorbent Material
RCS = radar cross-section
SLAM = Stand-Off Land Attack Missile
TFR = Terrain Following Radar

 

List up dated.  Thanks.

Berny

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Posted by DrewH on Saturday, February 17, 2007 11:37 AM

Here's a couple we used in the Canadian military:


A/C - aircraft
U/S - un-servicable  means the thing don't work
SOP - Standard Operating Procedures

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 19, 2007 10:07 PM

Here's a couple of slight corrections.

RADAR, RAdio Detection And Ranging

RADAR is an odd one, it uses two letters of the first word, then the singles.

 

VOR, VHF Omni Range  (or VHF Omnidirectional Range).

I never understood why 'range' was in there.  the distance was provided with TACAN, civilian has VOR with DME. --edit--  nevermind on this.  I found a reference that called it VHFOmni Radio Range

 

I'm pretty sure

INS is Inertial Nav System  

 

and a new one 

FLR Forward Looking RADAR (used on the RF-4C) 

 

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Posted by berny13 on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 8:46 AM
 RiE wrote:

Here's a couple of slight corrections.

RADAR, RAdio Detection And Ranging

RADAR is an odd one, it uses two letters of the first word, then the singles.

 

VOR, VHF Omni Range  (or VHF Omnidirectional Range).

I never understood why 'range' was in there.  the distance was provided with TACAN, civilian has VOR with DME. --edit--  nevermind on this.  I found a reference that called it VHFOmni Radio Range

 

I'm pretty sure

INS is Inertial Nav System  

 

and a new one 

FLR Forward Looking RADAR (used on the RF-4C) 

 

FLR and SLR added. 

 I checked my Pilots Flight manual put out by the FAA (1990) and Student Reference Guide (1977) put out by Embry Riddle.   The FAA guide only tells how VOR works but the Embry Riddle guide gives a defination as VHF Omni-Directional Radio.  So which one is correct?

As for RADAR, Balantine Books, 1960, Allied Secret Weapons Of WW ll, states the British first used the term RADAR.  Their early system would only detect airborne targets so they named it Radio Aerial Detection And Ranging.  The US was also working on a system, after the British started research.  The US system was called "Detection by radio waves".  The US Navy also started research on a system years later.  None of the other knew research was being done. 

The US and Hughes was working one system and the Navy and Westinghouse was working another.  The US system used a higher frequency and was able to detect airborne targets at a longer range.  The British used a lower sprectrum frequency and had a much cleaner return.  The Navy and Westinghouse used a mid spectrum frequency and a pulse signal which allowed them to pick up surface returns.   After all three started working together the US system, which required a larger antenna and more power, was adapted using the Westinghouse pulse signal.  The result was a very long range system that also could detect surface targets. 

The British system was used for aircraft radar systems, using the pulse system.  It did not require a large antenna or heavy generators to power the system.  

You are correct on INS.  I left the L off the end.  I must have had my head up and locked. Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by Triarius on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 8:21 PM

You also left out:

TIRFU: This Is Really Fouled Up

FUBAR: Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition

 

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Posted by Hippy-Ed on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 9:42 PM
alrighty Berny!!Tongue [:P] I got this bookmarked now!!Approve [^]
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Posted by berny13 on Wednesday, March 07, 2007 8:17 PM

I have added the following to the list.

AB

AFB

AVTR

FOL

JP

LOX

MCAS

MIL

NAS

O2

Pickle

POL

Ripple

Salvo

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Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8:35 AM

The following up dates have been added

Depot

IRAN

Lock On

Paint

PDM

SAI

Scan

Track

TWS

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Posted by Thehannaman2 on Wednesday, June 06, 2007 12:38 PM
Very cool resource.  Thanks for the effort Berny!

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Posted by ollie on Wednesday, July 04, 2007 4:20 PM

Some more that i did not notice:

CRP - Contra rotating propellor

CO - Commanding officer

Pitiot Tube - Measures the airspeed of ai aircraft

Airscrew - The Propellor

Pusher Propellor -

Tractor Propellor -

Reverse thrust -

Interuptor gear - Stops a machine gun from firing when the prop is in front of it

 

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Posted by TMN1 on Monday, July 23, 2007 1:52 PM

Here are a couple more:

ISA = Integrated Servo Actuator (the civilian version would be PCU = Power Control Unit)

TIT = Turbine Inlet Temperature

N1 RPM = Low pressure Turbine/Compressor RPM

N2 RPM = High pressure Turbine/compressor RPM 

This one you already have CAS, but it can also be something else.

CAS = Calculated Air Speed 

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Posted by berny13 on Monday, July 23, 2007 6:43 PM
 ollie wrote:

Some more that i did not notice:

CRP - Contra rotating propellor

CO - Commanding officer

Pitiot Tube - Measures the airspeed of ai aircraft

Airscrew - The Propellor

Pusher Propellor -

Tractor Propellor -

Reverse thrust -

Interuptor gear - Stops a machine gun from firing when the prop is in front of it

 

I will add CRP and CO to the list.  The other items a self explanatory.

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Posted by berny13 on Monday, July 23, 2007 7:04 PM
 TMN1 wrote:

Here are a couple more:

ISA = Integrated Servo Actuator (the civilian version would be PCU = Power Control Unit)

TIT = Turbine Inlet Temperature

N1 RPM = Low pressure Turbine/Compressor RPM

N2 RPM = High pressure Turbine/compressor RPM 

This one you already have CAS, but it can also be something else.

CAS = Calculated Air Speed 

Thanks for the items.  Just one question though.  You listed N1 RPM and N2 RPM.  Where did you find or hear about these terms.  For the engines I am famaliar with, (J-33. J-47, J-57, J-75, J-79 and TF-33) the compressor section was named N1 (Low pressure side) and N2 (High pressure side).  The J-33 had a single stage compressor and RPM was taken from that single stage.  RPM was taken from the N2 section on all of the others. The Turbine section T1 (First stage turbine) and T2 (Second stage turbine) did not have a RPM reading or temperature reading.  The temp was taken in the tail pipe (TPT or EGT).  

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Posted by TMN1 on Monday, July 23, 2007 11:52 PM
 berny13 wrote:

N1 RPM = Low pressure Turbine/Compressor RPM

N2 RPM = High pressure Turbine/compressor RPM 

s.  Just one question though.  You listed N1 RPM and N2 RPM.  Where did you find or hear about these terms.

 

Where i heard it is easy. Im an aircraft mechanic and heard about in my training. But you are right on most, if not all, of the twin spool engines the RPM read out in the cockpit is only the N2 RPM. But during engine tests you can also get a N1 RPM read out either in the cockpit or on some test equipment. 

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Posted by qmiester on Sunday, August 05, 2007 8:51 AM

Berny

You list Fox as fire missile.  I was always under the impression that when the pilot broadcast Fox 1, 2 or 3, he was announcing that he had just fired a missile with the number indicating type of missile - am I wrong in that?

 

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Posted by berny13 on Friday, August 10, 2007 10:16 AM
 qmiester wrote:

Berny

You list Fox as fire missile.  I was always under the impression that when the pilot broadcast Fox 1, 2 or 3, he was announcing that he had just fired a missile with the number indicating type of missile - am I wrong in that?

 

That is correct.  During combat a pilot will call out Fox 2 to let other crews know a Sidewinder has been launched and to stay out of the way.  You don't want to get between the shooter and target and have the missile go after you.  The same with Fox 1, a Sparrow launch.  Don't fly between the target and shooter and cause the radar to break lock, or worse yet have it track after you.  When I said Fox, I didn't include the 1,2,&,3. 

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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Sunday, August 12, 2007 4:16 AM

To further clarify the significance of 'Fox' radio calls...

The number refers not to the missile's model type, (AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, etc) but to the method of guidance used by the missile that has been fired.

'Fox 1' refers to the firing of any semi-active radar-guided missile.

'Fox 2' refers to the firing of any infrared-guided missile.

'Fox 3' refers to the firing of any active radar-guided missile.

 

Fade to Black... 

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Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 7:39 PM
 BlackWolf3945 wrote:

To further clarify the significance of 'Fox' radio calls...

The number refers not to the missile's model type, (AIM-7 Sparrow, AIM-9 Sidewinder, etc) but to the method of guidance used by the missile that has been fired.

'Fox 1' refers to the firing of any semi-active radar-guided missile.

'Fox 2' refers to the firing of any infrared-guided missile.

'Fox 3' refers to the firing of any active radar-guided missile.

 

Fade to Black... 

That is correct Steve.  In my post I used Sidewinder and Sparrow in the generic term.  Crews also called out "Guns, Guns, Guns", when firing their guns in air to air combat.   

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Posted by btp2k2 on Friday, October 19, 2007 12:52 PM
How could we forget "Sierra Hotel"?
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Posted by Milairjunkie on Friday, October 19, 2007 2:20 PM

BINGO - point of safe return (fuel),

LAPES Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System (see C-130)

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Posted by berny13 on Saturday, October 20, 2007 8:04 AM
 Milairjunkie wrote:

BINGO - point of safe return (fuel),

LAPES Low Altitude Parachute Extraction System (see C-130)

List up dated.  Thanks for your input.

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Posted by berny13 on Saturday, October 20, 2007 8:08 AM

 btp2k2 wrote:
How could we forget "Sierra Hotel"?

I know what it stands for, but can you give me a definition that would be acceptable to print?

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Posted by Triarius on Saturday, October 20, 2007 10:43 AM
Very warm fecal matter.

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Posted by berny13 on Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:12 PM

 Triarius wrote:
Very warm fecal matter.

If I added that, I would have to add Kilo Mike Alpha.  Confused [%-)]

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Posted by Triarius on Saturday, October 20, 2007 2:31 PM

Okay, how about "100°C protocoprolites" for Sierra Hotel. You can claim educational credit for making people look it up.

For Kilo Mike Alpha, try "osculate dorsal terminus." 

 

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