Ramp capacity, Ramp check

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Ramp capacity – Number of aircraft, of specified general size class, for which ramp (1) is designed, including nosein and off-terminal parking. Ramp check – […]

Ramp

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1 Main aircraft parking area at airport, airfield, airbase. 2 Sharp-edged wedge with sloping wall forming inner wall of supersonic inlet duct to create oblique […]

Ramjet

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Air-breathing jet engine similar to turbojet but without mechanical compressor or turbine; compression is accomplished entirely by ram (1) and is thus sensitive to vehicle […]

Ramark, Ram inlet

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Ramark – Fixed radio beacon continuously transmitting (sometimes coded signal) to cause radial line on PPI radars.  Ram inlet – Forward-facing inlet designed to achieve […]

Ram-air turbine, Raman effect

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Ram-air turbine – Small windmill extended into slipstream to provide shaft power for essential services [eg., flight control or electric power] following total engine or […]

Ram

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1 Increase in pressure in forward-facing tube, duct, inlet etc as result of vehicle speed through atmosphere: if fluid flow were brought to rest in […]

Raked tip, Raking shot

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Raked tip – Sharp sweepback on extreme outer section of wing, propeller/helicopter blade or other aerofoil. Raking shot – Gunfire almost aligned with hostile aircraft […]

Rake

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1 Angle between local vertical and swivel or castor axis of swivel-mounted wheel, eg tailwheel. 2 Angle between quasi-straight edge of wingtip and aircraft longitudinal […]

Rain ice, Rain static

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Rain ice – Most dangerous airframe icing; similar to glaze ice and caused by supercooled raindrops which take sufficiently long to freeze for flowback to […]