ski-jump ramp

ski-jump ramp

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A takeoff curved ramp either on an aircraft carrier or on land, terminating at about 12° to horizontal to permit a short takeoff run to vectored-thrust STOVL (short takeoff and vertical landing) aircraft. The ramp provides increased safety in case of an engine or nozzle failure besides permitting a takeoff with a higher takeoff weight.
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The Liaoning, which entered its second year of service with the People's Liberation Army Navy, even has a ski-jump ramp.
With her distinctive ski-jump ramp for launching fighter jets, she was involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Bosnia conflict during 25 years at sea.
8), build a miniature ski-jump ramp to test the force of friction
The first modern-type ski-jump ramp was built on the hill above Oslo in 1892.
With her distinctive ski-jump ramp to launch fighter jets, she was involved in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the Bosnia conflict during 25 years at sea.
She sustained a broken jaw, leg and arm fractures, and facial injuries after crashing into a ski-jump ramp.
Cram and Balding are extremely accomplished broadcasters in their own fields, but whoever threw them together (or hurled them with great force) for this Games needs to be pushed down a ski-jump ramp.