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As of 2020, why don't fighter jets have ≥ 200 rounds for their cannons?

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Are there any regulations preventing one from converting an originally cargo aircraft to ferry passengers?

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In the rare event that the U.S. DOD shuts off the GPS, what's the alternative?

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What material was/is used on the skin of the Blackbird SR71?

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Can a turbofan engine have less noise so that it doesn't disturb our ears?

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Why do stealth aircraft generally lose in maneuverability?

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How and why would one call the cockpit of an A330 inside its nose gear bay?

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Why does the DC-8-70 have the same MTOW as the DC-8-60, despite its more powerful engines?

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What happened to the Fokker 100 revival project?

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How can a Cessna cut the wing of a Boeing?

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Question about Eurofighter structure

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What are the issues involved in converting a quadjet into a twinjet?

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Where do standard torque values in maintenance manuals come from?

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Why do we seldom see small unmanned aircraft with gasoline engines?

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What is the largest aircraft (by max takeoff weight) in which all engines are in the tail?

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Why does the radome on the AWACS rotate?

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What is the purpose of a movable inlet on a jet engine?

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How did the long loop of tape in a magnetic cockpit voice recorder work?

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Acceleration of a supersonic aircraft after breaking the sound barrier

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What causes airliner tyres to burst as often as they do?

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Why do (or did, until very recently) aircraft transponders wait to be interrogated before broadcasting beacon signals?

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Why do shipping companies opt for the Boeing 747 instead of Antonov An-124?

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Which is more efficient: a jet engine or a rocket-powered engine?

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Why do new jet engines cost billions to design?

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Why does it take so long to develop a passenger aircraft?

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Is making faster military fighters even practical?

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Why do most military aircraft use different engines than commercial aircraft?

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Could the An-225 use Trent 500 engines?

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Are all engines fan blades made out of titanium?

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Can helicopter rotor produce infrasound?