Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Such faults point us to better leadership, and better leaders can make a better world. This is a key premise of my work as an executive coach. The remainder is taken from many experiences and engagements.
Fighter aircraft Save U. Air Force fighter aircraft representing different eras; a World War II P Lightning upper-righta pair of F Sabres from the early jet age and a modern F Raptor lower-left A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraftwhose main mission is to attack ground targets.
The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size relative to other combat aircraft. Many fighters have secondary ground-attack capabilities, and some are designed as dual-purpose fighter-bombers ; often aircraft that do not fulfill the standard definition are called fighters.
This may be for political or national security reasons, for advertising purposes, or other reasons. Since World War Iachieving and maintaining air superiority has been considered essential for victory in conventional warfare.
Because of the importance of air superiority, since the early days of aerial combat armed forces have constantly competed to develop technologically superior fighters and to deploy these fighters in greater numbers, and fielding a viable fighter fleet consumes a substantial proportion of the defense budgets of modern armed forces.
Army called their fighters "pursuit" aircraft from until the late s. As a part of military nomenclature, a letter is often assigned to various types of aircraft to indicate their use, along with a number to indicate the specific aircraft. Although the term "fighter" specifies aircraft designed to shoot down other aircraft, such designs are often also useful as multirole fighter-bombersstrike fightersand sometimes lighter, fighter-sized tactical ground-attack aircraft.
This has always been the case, for instance the Sopwith Camel and other "fighting scouts" of World War I performed a great deal of ground-attack work.
Several aircraft, such as the F and F, have received fighter designations though they had no fighter capability due to political or other reasons. The FB variant was originally intended for a fighter role with the U. Navybut it was cancelled. This blurring follows the use of fighters from their earliest days for "attack" or "strike" operations against ground targets by means of strafing or dropping small bombs and incendiaries.
Some of the most expensive fighters such as the US Grumman F TomcatMcDonnell Douglas F EagleLockheed Martin F Raptor and Russian Sukhoi Su were employed as all-weather interceptors as well as air superiority fighter aircraft, while commonly developing air-to-ground roles late in their careers.
An interceptor is generally an aircraft intended to target or intercept bombers and so often trades maneuverability for climb rate.
As control of the airspace over armies became increasingly important, all of the major powers developed fighters to support their military operations. Between the wars, wood was largely replaced in part or whole by metal tubing, and finally aluminium stressed skin structures monocoque began to predominate.
Most fighters up to this point had one engine, but a number of twin-engine fighters were built; however they were found to be outmatched against single-engine fighters and were relegated to other tasks, such as night fighters equipped with primitive radar sets.
Hawker Sea Hurricanes in formation By the end of the war, turbojet engines were replacing piston engines as the means of propulsion, further increasing aircraft speed. Since the weight of the turbojet engine was far less than piston engine, having two engines was no longer a handicap and one or two were used, depending on requirements.Feb 21, · Background.
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Someone verbally attacks your leadership and completely throws you off. Sifting through many hours of notes, it's clear to me the major leadership weaknesses boil down to 10 themes, the first three of which I take from Bob Anderson's work on the Leadership Circle, which has proven to be an incredibly relevant and insightful tool.
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