Two-colour pyrometer

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Two-colour pyrometer – High temperature is measured at two wavelengths. two-control aircraft Aeroplane or glider with flightcontrol system in two axes only, invariably ailerons and […]

Vee formation

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Vee formation – Aircraft formation in shape of horizontal V proceeding apex-first, for symmetry with odd number of aircraft.  

Two-bay biplane

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Two-bay biplane – One with wing assembly comprising two bays on each side of fuselage, each comprising rectangular cellule of inner and outer interplane struts […]

Two

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Two – 2 1 The partner in a formation-display duo; his role is to keep his eyes glued on Lead and position accordingly. 2 Two […]

Twizzle

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Twizzle – Various manoeuvres adopted by combat pilots, esp. of large aircraft, to throw fighter off aim or effect escape; always involved steep climb and/or dive, […]

Twitch factor

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Twitch factor – Unquantified factor degrading flight-crew (esp. pilot) performance in terms of accuracy or incidence of errors, resulting from fear or high workload. In […]

Vee engine

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Vee engine – Piston engine whose cylinders are arranged in two inclined in-line rows (banks) in V form seen from either end, driving on common […]

Vectra

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Vectra – Extremely strong liquid-crystal polymer, injection moulded and often strengthened with chopped graphite or glass (Hoechst Celanese).  

Vector quantity, Vector sight

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Vector quantity – One that has magnitude and direction. Vector sight – Traditional type of bomb sight incorporating mechanical representation of vectors of relevant vector […]