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crew

Nautical a group of people assigned to a particular job or type of work
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Crew

 

a group of soldiers directly involved in operating a field gun, mortar, machine gun, radio set, or certain other types of combat equipment.

The crew is headed by a gun (mortar or machine gun) commander. The soldiers making up the crew are called by number, and each one performs definite duties. Usually number one is the gunner, number two is the loader, and number three is the carrier. The number of crew members depends on the weapon system.

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crew

The personnel who maintain and operate aircraft. The different types of crew are aircrew, ground crew (aircraft servicing personnel), and cabin crew.
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