pursuit plane


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pursuit plane

n.
A high-speed fighter plane, especially one from the early 1900s.

pursuit′ plane`


n.
(formerly) fighter (def. 2).
[1915–20]
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pursuit plane

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This pursuit plane was always a tractor, light, fast and very maneuverable and manned by one skilled pilot.
On this date in 1922, Lieutenant Lester Maitland flew a Curtiss Pursuit plane just over 216 miles an hour - the first to fly faster than 200.
Built using plans, not from a kit, the plane is a replica of a P-26 Pea Shooter, the first all-metal pursuit plane produced in quantity for the U.
It began in 1935 when he submitted the design for the XP-2 pursuit plane and ended in 1953 when he gave all the patents, trademarks, and goodwill of the Hughes Tool Company's Aircraft Division, along with all of the stock of the newly established Hughes Aircraft Company to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
American factories flailed to produce and ship a single pursuit plane to fight in France.
The total force numbered 701 pursuit planes, 366 observation planes, 323 day bombers, and 91 night bombers adding up to 1,481 aircraft for the largest air operation of the war.
Therefore, they lacked the power and lightweight characteristics required for use in bombers and pursuit planes.
He then proceeded to get completely lost, penetrating three layers of restricted airspace--"we have a system of systems"--becoming confused and falling to respond to several warnings by pursuit planes before finally answering.
In her 45 years of flying, Weigel - who divorced her husband, Edwin Weigel, in the late 1950s - piloted dozens of types of aircraft, including bombers, pursuit planes, transporters and target planes.
ON 28 JUNE 1918, 52 Nieuport 28 pursuit planes landed near the village of Touquin, France.
As a WAFS and later a Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) member, she ferried a wide variety of military aircraft, including pursuit planes, and experienced firsthand many of the challenges and events that these female aviators encountered.
His pursuit planes lasted a little longer but suffered grave losses in combat with highly capable Imperial Japanese Navy Zero fighters.