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Chengdu J-7
The Chengdu J-7
Chengdu J-7
(Chinese: 歼-7; third generation export version F-7; NATO Code: Fishbed) is a People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
license-built version[1] of the Soviet Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21
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R.550 Magic
The R.550 Magic
R.550 Magic
(Acronym for Missile Auto-Guidé Interception et Combat[1][2]) is a short-range air-to-air missile designed in 1968 by French company Matra
Matra
to compete with the American AIM-9 Sidewinder.Contents1 Development 2 Description 3 Operators3.1 Current operators 3.2 Former operators4 Operational history4.1 Greece 4.2 South Africa5 See also 6 ReferencesDevelopment[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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Mbuji-Mayi
Mbuji-Mayi
Mbuji-Mayi
(formerly Bakwanga) serves as the capital city of Kasai-Oriental
Kasai-Oriental
Province in the south-central Democratic Republic of Congo. It is the third largest city in the country, following the capital Kinshasa
Kinshasa
and second largest city Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
but ahead of Kisangani
Kisangani
and Kananga, though the exact population is not known. Estimates ranged from a 2010 CIA World Factbook estimated population of 1,480,000 [2] to as many as 3,500,000 estimated by the United Nations in 2008.[3] Mbuji-Mayi
Mbuji-Mayi
lies in Luba country on the Sankuru River. The name Mbuji-Mayi
Mbuji-Mayi
comes from the local language, Tshiluba, and translates as "Goat-Water," a name deriving from the great number of goats in the region and the city's location on the Sankuru, making it a prime watering spot
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Drop Tank
In aviation, a drop tank (external tank, wing tank, or belly tank) is used to describe auxiliary fuel tanks externally carried by aircraft. A drop tank is expendable and often jettisonable. External tanks are commonplace on modern military aircraft and occasionally found in civilian ones, although the latter are less likely to be discarded except in the event of emergency.Contents1 History1.1 Paper-based drop tanks2 Overview 3 Automotive use 4 ReferencesHistory[edit]A standard 300 litre capacity drop tank of the German WW II LuftwaffeA Bf 110 of 9./ ZG 26
ZG 26
with the rarely used, fin-stabilized 900 litre drop tanksThe drop tank was used during the Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War
to allow fighter aircraft to carry additional fuel for long-range escort flights without requiring a dramatically larger, heavier, less maneuverable fuselage
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Longitudinal Static Stability
In flight dynamics, longitudinal static stability is the stability of an aircraft in the longitudinal, or pitching, plane under steady flight conditions
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The Cultural Revolution
The Cultural Revolution, formally the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a sociopolitical movement in China
China
from 1966 until 1976. Launched by Mao
Mao
Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, its stated goal was to preserve 'true' Communist ideology
Communist ideology
in the country by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from Chinese society, and to re-impose Maoist
Maoist
thought as the dominant ideology within the Party. The Revolution
Revolution
marked Mao's return to a position of power after the Great Leap Forward
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Rwanda
République du Rwanda  (French) Jamhuri ya Rwanda  (Swahili)FlagSealMotto: "Ubumwe, Umurimo, Gukunda Igihugu" "Unity, Work, Patriotism"Anthem:  Rwanda
Rwanda
nziza Beautiful RwandaLocation of  Rwanda  (dark blue) – in Africa  (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union  (light blue)Capital and largest city Kigali 1°56.633′S 30°3.567′E / 1.943883°S 30.059450°E / -1.943883; 30.059450Official languagesKinyarwanda English French SwahiliDemony
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Fighter Aircraft
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft,[1] as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft. Many fighters have secondary ground-attack capabilities, and some are designed as dual-purpose fighter-bombers; often aircraft that do not fulfill the standard definition are called fighters. This may be for political or national security reasons, for advertising purposes, or other reasons.[2] A fighter's main purpose is to establish air superiority over a battlefield
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Ye-152
The Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-150 family
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-150 family
was a series of prototype interceptor aircraft designed and built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1955.[1]Contents1 Design and development 2 Variants2.1 Ye-150 2.2 Ye-151 2.3 Ye-152 2.4 Ye-152A 2.5 Ye-152P 2.6 Ye-152M 2.7 Ye-166 2.8 MiG-233 Uragan-5 4 Specifications (Ye-152-1) 5 See also 6 References6.1 Notes 6.2 Further reading7 External linksDesign and development[edit] To fulfil the needs of the Protivo-Vozdushnaya Oborona
Protivo-Vozdushnaya Oborona
(air defence forces, PVO) for a heavy interceptor to carry out automatic interceptions, the MiG bureau had developed a range of large fighter aircraft starting with the swept wing I-3 series (a.k.a. I-380, I-410 and I-420), followed by the I-7 and the I-75
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Reverse Engineering
Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process of where a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or to extract knowledge from the object
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Delta Wing
The delta wing is a wing shaped in the form of a triangle. It is named for its similarity in shape to the Greek uppercase letter delta (Δ).Contents1 History1.1 Early research 1.2 Postwar production 1.3 Supersonic
Supersonic
deltas 1.4 Close-coupled canard delta 1.5 Supersonic
Supersonic
transport2 Design variations 3 Aerodynamics3.1 General characteristics 3.2 Low-speed characteristics 3.3 Transonic
Transonic
and supersonic characteristics 3.4 The canard delta 3.5 The tailed delta4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Early research[edit] Triangular stabilizing fins for rockets were described ca
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Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
(former names: Élisabethville (French) and  Elisabethstad (help·info) (Dutch)) in the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo, is the second-largest city in the country, the largest being the capital, Kinshasa. Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi
is the mining capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, acting as a hub for many of the country's biggest mining companies.[2] The copper-mining city serves as the capital of the relatively prosperous Katanga Province
Katanga Province
and is near the border with Zambia
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Second Sudanese Civil War
Stalemate[4]Comprehensive Peace Agreement Eastern Sudan
Sudan
Peace Agreement Independence of the Republic of South Sudan
Republic of South Sudan
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Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Coordinates: 2°52′48″S 23°39′22″E / 2.88°S 23.656°E / -2.88; 23.656Democratic Republic of the Congo République démocratique du Congo  (French) Repubilika ya Kôngo ya Dimokalasi  (Kongo) Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki  (Lingala) Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo  (Swahili) Ditunga dia Kongu wa Mungalaata  (Luba-Katanga)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Justice – Paix – Travail" (French) "Justice – Peace – Work"Anthem: Debout Congolais  (French) "Arise, Congolese"Location of  Democratic Republic of the Congo  (dark green)Capital and largest city Kinshasa 4°19′S 15°19′E / 4.317°S 15.317°E / -4.317; 15.317Official languages FrenchRecognised national languagesLingala Kikongo Swahili TshilubaEthnic groups See
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Uganda–Tanzania War
War
War
is a state of armed conflict between states or societies. It is generally characterized by extreme aggression, destruction, and mortality, using regular or irregular military forces. An absence of war is usually called "peace". Warfare refers to the common activities and characteristics of types of war, or of wars in general.[1] Total war is warfare that is not restricted to purely legitimate military targets, and can result in massive civilian or other non-combatant suffering and casualties. While some scholars see war as a universal and ancestral aspect of human nature,[2] others argue it is a result of specific socio-cultural or ecological circumstances.[3] The deadliest war in history, in terms of the cumulative number of deaths since its start, is World War
War
II, from 1939 to 1945, with 60–85 million deaths, followed by the Mongol conquests[4] at up to 60 million
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