fighter aircraft

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fighter aircraft

[¦fīd·ər ′er‚kraft]
(aerospace engineering)
A military aircraft designed primarily to destroy other aircraft in the air; may also be used to bomb military targets; it is maneuverable and has a high rate of climb.
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Inside an unmarked railroad box car, cocooned in white canvas, was the fuselage for America's top-secret experimental jet fighter, the Bell XP-59 - so valuable it was escorted by armed guard its entire trip from Buffalo, N.
But in 1960, the Air Guard unit gave up jet fighters for four-engine, propeller-driven C-97 transports.
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In 1950, it reverted back to the military for use in producing and flight- testing jet fighters.
The Cambodian government said Tuesday it has purchased four L-39 jet fighters from Israel to strengthen its security.
Our determination persists despite jet fighters, coalition and bombardments.
As per details, the jet fighters pounded the training camps of militants in Gandi Toll area of upper Tehsil Dabori in Orakzai Agency, killing 70 militants including 5 key commanders while 40 others sustained injuries.
The committee also provides $270 million for continued development of Navy and Air Force Unmanned Aerial Combat Vehicles, unmanned jet fighters.
Jet fighters targeted other locations across the Gaza Strip, including Az-Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza city, Ash-Shati' refugee camp and the town of Beit Lahiya, where a number of houses and other facilities were fully or partially destroyed.
Corneliu Dobritoiu, Romanian Defense Minister stated his country plans to acquire an undisclosed number of used F-16A/B jet fighters from Portugal.
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US leading news paper said the supply of jet fighters is aimed at broadening partnership between the two countries.