radius of action


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radius of action

n
(Military) military the maximum distance that a ship, aircraft, or land vehicle can travel from its base and return without refuelling

radius of action

The maximum distance a ship, aircraft, or vehicle can travel away from its base along a given course with normal combat load and return without refueling, allowing for all safety and operating factors.
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Virginia was positive that her fusillade had frightened them into a hasty retreat, but again Sing discouraged any such idea when he pointed to the fact that another instant would have carried the prahu close to the Ithaca's side and out of the machine gun's radius of action.
Periodicity of impulses or modulating frequency corresponds to the mode that the pause between two consecutive impulses was not less, than time of the response from found bodies (which can be physically further, than settlement radius of action of the device).
The Class III will have a six-hour endurance and a 40 km radius of action.
We arrive at this conclusion by examining the limited radius of action for the discoveries, and by examining the weight and size of the devices.
The radius of action for the standard Sperwer is 200 kilometers with a four-hour flight duration.