AC-130H/U Gunship by John Hamilton

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STRAFE When low-flying aircraft fly toward and attack objects on the ground, usually with rapid-firing weapons. TURBOPROP ENGINE A turbine engine that uses hot gasses to drive a propeller. The engine also gets a small boost by recycling hot exhaust gasses. VIETNAM WAR A conflict between the countries of North Vietnam and South Vietnam from 1955–1975. Communist North Vietnam was supported by China and the Soviet Union. The United States entered the war on the side of South Vietnam. S.

VIETNAM WAR A conflict between the countries of North Vietnam and South Vietnam from 1955–1975. Communist North Vietnam was supported by China and the Soviet Union. The United States entered the war on the side of South Vietnam. S.

INFANTRY Soldiers who move and fight mainly on foot. NAUTICAL MILE A standard way to measure distance, especially when traveling in an aircraft or ship. It is based on the circumference of the Earth, the distance around the equator. This large circle is divided into 360 degrees. ” A single minute of arc around the Earth is one nautical mile. 30 OPERATION DESERT STORM Also known as the Persian Gulf War (or simply the Gulf War). A war fought from 1990-1991 in Iraq and Kuwait between the forces of Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and a group of United Nations countries led by the United States.

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