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J. Southworth
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6 votes

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

5 votes

Why was the P-51 Mustang not adopted by the U.S. Navy?

5 votes

What measures prevent a military aircraft's weapons from being fired on the ground?

5 votes

Are there any truly 'unrecoverable' situations?

4 votes

How did jet engine aircraft perform compared to the best reciprocating engine aircraft during WW2?

4 votes

Do fighter jets experience a reaction or recoil force upon firing a missile?

4 votes

Are transport gliders used by modern armies?

4 votes

Would an area-ruled fuselage improve the MiG-15/17's performance?

4 votes

Why do the MiG-15 and MiG-17 have a split air intake in their noses?

3 votes

If a circling airplane (AC-130) fires a bullet how does the plane's trajectory alter the shell's flight path?

3 votes

What is the procedure for a rejected Jet/Rocket Assisted Takeoff (J/RATO)?

3 votes

Why do airplanes use an axial flow jet engine instead of a more compact centrifugal jet engine?

2 votes

Is it possible to design a helicopter with fixed rotor blades only (no blade angle/flap/pitch)?

2 votes

How to recognize the horizontal winglet in the Horten design, or the experimental glider in this video?

2 votes

Can a bird strike destroy the stealth capability of F-35?

2 votes

Why do drones look different from common airplanes?

2 votes

How can I determine specific heats of gases for turbojet engine calculations?

2 votes

Is there currently any heat shielding and paint for speeds of up to Mach 6?

2 votes

Why did the RAF buy the F-35B model and not the A model

2 votes

Why are movable rocket thrusters not used in airplanes?

2 votes

Pros and cons of a pull-push propeller configuration

2 votes

Why don't combat aircraft have rear-facing weapons?

2 votes

What is the difference in VTOL technology between British Aerospace Harrier II and F-35B?

2 votes

Could modern military aircraft be retrofitted to work with alternative fuels instead of kerosene?

2 votes

Could a SR-71 be shot down today?

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Why don't single-engine jets suffer severe gyroscopic effects?

2 votes

How effective was WWII bombers self defense anti-air armament?

2 votes

How can a modified ramjet produce static thrust without a turbine?

2 votes

What exactly is a "drone"?

2 votes

Will manned aircraft have to defend ground targets against unmanned aircraft in the future?