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g-force

(jē′fôrs′)
n.
A force acting on a body as a result of acceleration or gravity, informally described in units of gees.

G-force

n
(General Physics) the force of gravity

g-force

The acceleration of a body in or as if it were in Earth's gravitational field, expressed in multiples of the force of gravity on Earth (equal to 1 G). The force of gravity on Jupiter, for example, is 2.5 Gs. Other forces of acceleration, such as those exerted on jet pilots making sharp turns, are also expressed in Gs.
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Noun1.g-force - a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
force unit - a unit of measurement of physical force
Translations

G-force

ng-Druck m, → Andruck m
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Most people are accustomed to seeing bobsledders sprint and push their sled down the start and then use their bodies to maneuver themselves to jump into the sled and tuck and hold on before using the G-forces around the curves.
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Included in between are profiles, sidebars, and photos of historic fighter aircraft such as the WW II fighter planes, the P-80 Shooting Star (used in the Korean War), the AIM-9 Smart Sidewinder, the F-15 Eagle (used first in 1972), the F -16 Fighting Falcon (used first in 1979), the F/A-18 Hornet (used by navy and marine corps since 1983), the F-117A Nighthawk Stealth Fighter (retired from service in 2008), plus information and material about jet engines, sonic booms, and G-forces.
Kevin Kennedy, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing, said ejecting from an aircraft is ''a fairly rough experience'' and subjects the crew to an ''instantaneous load of G-forces.
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The material features high-level impact toughness and rigidity and can absorb high G-forces while retaining its strength and high-temperature dimensional stability, which are important because degradation due to wear or external influences is to be avoided.
It could be other aspects of the aircraft that could contribute to hypoxia-like [oxygen-deprivation] events, whether it's G-forces, the altitude at which the plane flies," he added.