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Was the Space Shuttle aerodynamically neutral while piggybacking, or did the combination act like a giant biplane?

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How do conventional missiles fly?

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What are these criss-cross patterns close to Cambridge Airport (UK)?

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What is the purpose of the glazed round area atop the Ju 87 Stuka G?

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What features enable the Su-25 Frogfoot to operate with such a wide variety of fuels?

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Is 'bouncing' an airliner on landing in high winds a deliberate technique, or something always unexpected?

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Why was the Spitfire's elliptical wing almost uncopied by other aircraft of World War 2?

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What sort of debris has been found in 737 Max fuel tanks?

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What is the purpose of the box between the engines of an A-10?

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Which aircraft have fought against its own type in active combat?

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Why are three-bladed helicopters relatively rare?

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How many parts does the latest-generation 737 share with the original 737?

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What is this crashed WW2 era aircraft?

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Why is this F/A-18 flying through a hailstorm of sparkles?

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Why did early 747s have only two or three windows on the upper deck on each side?

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What is the non-projected cross-hair for on the F-18 HUD?

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What is this aircraft (Le Bourget airshow 1965)

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What is this instrument for on the 747 flight engineer's panel?

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Why does the Eurofighter Typhoon pitch up on brake release?

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Why does this Curtiss Kittyhawk have a Question Mark in its squadron code?

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What is the origin of the term "military power"?

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What is the meaning of nose-art on the Tu-160 bomber?

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What factors govern the placement of a helicopter's tail rotor (left or right)?

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What inspired the unique design of the F-105 Thunderchief intakes?

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Why did the F-4 Phantom have quite so many stencilled messages?

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What is this military aircraft from the James Bond film Octopussy?

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What additional functionality is provided by the F-14 nose pitot, absent in early models?

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Why do the emergency oxygen masks for some 787 premium class seats have an extra 'streamer' to pull them down?

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Do airliners have any cockpit indication of open doors?

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How do insurers apportion responsibility when airliners collide on runways or taxiways?