air force

air force
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. air fleet, flying force, flying corps, aviation service, air power, air cover, aerospace team, air arm, air service, U.S. Air Force, USAF, Strategic Air Command, SAC, Tactical Air Command, TAC, Navy Air Force, Marine Corps Air Force, Royal Air Force, R.A.F., air cadets, Luftwaffe (German).
Types of crewmen include: pilot, copilot, fighter pilot, bomber pilot, electronic countermeasures man, radar man, bombardier, radar operator, radio operator, flight engineer, navigator.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
air defense, air power, strategic air command; A-4 Skyhawk, A-6 Intruder, A-7 Corsair, A-10 Thunderbolt, AC-130 Hercules, B-52 Stratofortress, C-5A Galaxy, C-141 Starlifter, F-4 Phantom, F-14 Tomcat, F-15 Eagle, F-16 air combat fighter, F-101 Voodoo, F-105 Thunderchief, KC-135 Stratotanker, B-2 Stealth Bomber, F-117A Stealth Fighter, P-3 Orion, Harrier.
air attack: air strike, bombing run, dog fight, strafing
airborne early warning system: AWACS
altitude code for thousands of feet: angels
bombing over large area: carpet bombing
bombs: eggs
distress call: mayday
electronic jamming: music
emergency takeoff: scramble
enemy shot down, code: splashed
fire upon enemy aircraft: engage
gravity suit: anti-g suit
group: echelon, escadrille, squadron, wing
information gathering: reconnaissance
landing, wish to land, code: pancake
missile fired, code: fox away
one aircraft flight: sortie
over land, code: feet dry
over water, code: feet wet
radar confusers comprised of metal foil, strips dropped from air: chaff
reduced visibility, code: popeye
suspected carrier of nuclear weapons, code: purple
target position in relation to aircraft: clock
code position UFO assumed to be enemy: bogey
unmanned reconnaissance craft: drone

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