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attack plane

[ə′tak ‚plān]
(aerospace engineering)
A multiweapon carrier aircraft which can carry bombs, torpedoes, and rockets.
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Caption: A US Air Force A-10C ground attack aircraft performs a CAS strike during a training exercise.
Meanwhile Foreign Secretary William Hague insisted Britain's Nato allies remained "very much on the same page" after alliance foreign ministers meeting in Berlin failed to agree on a call by the UK and France to send for more ground attack aircraft to step up air strikes on Gaddafi's forces.
There is no requirement for ground attack aircraft, but even if there were we would use our extensive regional basing and over flight rights.
London, Jan 24(ANI): China built the radar-evading Chengdu J-20 stealth fighter jet by using technology gleaned from a downed F-117 Nighthawk, a stealth ground attack aircraft formerly operated by the United States Air Force, military officials have claimed.
After graduation I was sent to fly ground attack aircraft, the Russian Ilyushen IL-10, a version of the famous IL-2 "Sturmovik" of World War II, which was also called the "flying tank.
Embarrassed Mr Cameron thanked the pilot for "everything" he had done for his country and added: "I have listened to all the military advice, and it is pretty clear that when we have to make difficult decisions, it is right to keep the Typhoon as our principal ground attack aircraft, working in Afghanistan at the moment, and it is right to retire the Harrier.
carrier on station at the time of the invasion, Valley Forge (CV 45), and later on land, the F4U soon became one of the most important ground attack aircraft for the entire United Nations effort in the three-year conflict.
The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted BAE Systems to maintain its Harrier GR7/9 ground attack aircraft for the next nine years, but programme officials say the bulk of the fleet could fly until 2022 without major additional work.
The images of glamour models such as Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh used to be on ground attack aircraft based in the war-torn country in support of Nato led operations.
In this position, Alex worked on the structure of various aircraft such as the Tornado F3, a supersonic fighter used in air defence, and the Harrier GR9, a ground attack aircraft.
He was directing ground attack aircraft with the RAF and US Marine Corps when the tragic accident happened.
Without warning, they were engaged by a pair of Coalition Forces ground attack aircraft.