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COMBAT AIRCRAFT 
combat aircraft 
Military aircraft used for attack purposes.
Missile fired from a helicopter or an aircraft; its target is an aircraft or another missile.
structure of a missile 
missile launch rail
Device used to launch the missile.
Glass window covering the cockpit.
Seat designed to be projected from the aircraft in the event of an emergency.
Rigid casing that radio waves can pass through; it protects the radar system.
motor air inlet
Part that supplies the turbojet with the air required for combustion.
front landing gear
Retractable mechanism that enables the aircraft to land; it is located at the front end.
main landing gear
Retractable mechanism that enables the aircraft to land; it is located behind the aircraft’s center of gravity under its wings.
leading edge flap
Articulated panel on the front of the wing.
Horizontal surface on which aerodynamic forces are exerted to keep the aircraft in the air.
examples of wing shapes
trailing edge flap
Articulated flap on the trailing edge of the wing that deploys downward to increase the aircraft’s lift on takeoff.
Aerodynamic flap at the back of the aircraft; it is used to reduce speed on landing.
Fixed vertical part of the tail assembly that keeps the aircraft stable.
Antenna designed to detect objects by emitting radio waves and capturing the echo they reflect.
Mobile part of the tail assembly that is used to balance the yaw (lateral movement) of an aircraft.
Conduit through which hot gases from the turbojet engine are released.
Device that opens from the tail of the aircraft to reduce speed on landing.
Wing made up of the fixed horizontal tail assembly; it stabilizes the aircraft horizontally.
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