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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.
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. SHRAPNEL A deadly fragment of a bomb that flies through the air after the explosion.
The AC-130 continues to play an important role on the modern battlefield. 29 ALLIED FORCES Nations that are allied, or joined, in a fight against a common enemy. GPS (GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) A system of orbiting satellites that transmits information to GPS receivers on Earth. Using information from the satellites, receivers can calculate location, speed, and direction with great accuracy. 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.
AC-130H/U Gunship by John Hamilton