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HUD (Heads Up Display) from TXX, 1993

APPENDIX SIX
THE SIMULATION
GLOSSARY OF TERMS

AA or A-A
Air-to-Air

AAA Or 'Triple A'
Anti Aircraft Artillery

AFTERBURNER
Part of a jet engine that increases the power of the engine by mixing fuel with the jet exhaust.

AG or A-G
Air-to-Ground

AGM
Air-to-Ground Missile

AILERON
Control surface on an aircraft wing that produces aircraft roll

AIM
Air Intercept Missile

All-Aspect
Weapons that are effective at any angle to the target

ALT
Alti tude above sea level

AMRAAM
Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile

ARM
Anti-Radiation Missile, a missile which targets radio-emitting
targets such as radar

AoA
Angle of Attack

AUTO PILOT
A mode in which the flight control computer takes over the
control of the aircraft, leaving the pilot with less to do

AVIONICS
Electronic systems in the aircraft

AWACS
Airborne Warning And Control System

BANDIT
Enemy air threat

BANK
To roll the aircraft to one side and induce a turn

BINGO
Fuel is low

BLACKOUT
Loss of consciousness due to excessive forces on the pilot

BLAST-FRAGMENTATION WARHEAD
An explosive charge which creates a large amount of shrapnel

BOGEY
Enemy air threat

BREAK
To suddenly turn in the hope that any enemy following will lose
his tactical advantage

BVR
Beyond Visual Range

CALLSIGN
A pilot's codename

CAP
Combat Air Patrol

CHAFF
A package of foil strips which produce large radar targets for
radar guided missiles

CONTINUOUS WAVE RADAR
A system which emits radio waves continuously, as opposed to
pulses (see PULSE DOPPLER RADAR)

COURT MARTIAL
A military trIal held when breaches of conduct codes occur

DLIR
Downward Looking InfraRed

DOGFIGHT
Engaging enemy fighters

DRAG FACTOR
A number which indicates how un-aerodynamic external stores on an
aircraft are

DURANDAL
Runway cratering missile

ECM
Electronic Counter Measures

EW RADAR
Early Warning Radar

FIRE AND FORGET
A missile that once fired, will guide itself to its target

FLAK
Shrapnel produced by AAA shells exploding

FLAPS
Control surfaces on aircraft wings which increase lift for a
given flight condition and allow a lower airspeed than is normal
in flight

FLARES
Pyrotechnic packages which burn with intense heat designed to
confuse infrared missiles

FLASHPOINT
A trouble zone, be it economic, military or otherwise

FLIR
Forward Looking InfraRed

FLY BY WIRE
The control system in an aircraft where the pilot inputs his
controls via a computer which flies the aircraft

G
A force experience by the aircraft and pilot when maneuvering the
aircraft, expressed in terms of the earth's gravitational force

G-SUIT
A suit worn by pilots which reduces the effects of high g numbers

GBU
Guided Bomb Unit

G-LOC
G-induced Loss Of Consciousness

HARD TARGET
Target which is armored

HARM
High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile

HOTAS
Hands On Throttle And Stick

HUD
Head-Up Display

ILS
Instrument Landing System

IR
InfraRed

JAMMING
Confusing the enemy radar by using high-energy bursts of a
certain frequency

KC
Mid-air refueling tanker

KIA
Killed In Action

KNOCK IT OFF
Slang for 'end the mission'

KNOT
One nautical mile per hour

Kts
Abbreviation for Knots

LIZARD
A term often used to describe the enemy leader

LOCK
Acquire a target and fix weapons aiming systems on it

LOOSE CANNON
A renegade pilot

MACH
Unit of speed equal to the speed of sound at your altitude

MFD
Multi-Function Display unit

MIA
Missing In Action

NAV
Navigation

NEGATIVE G's
g-force that forces you out of your seat

POSITIVE G's
g-force that forces you into your seat

PULSE DOPPLER RADAR Radar that emits short bursts of radio waves
and detects objects by the returning echo

RDF
Rapid deployment force

RADAR
RAdio Detection And Ranging.

REDOUT
Effect felt by pilot when pulling negative g's for too long.
Caused by blood rushing to the head.

ROOKIE
Inexperienced pilot

RPM
Revolutions Per Minute

RUDDER
Control surface on the tail of an aircraft which affects the yaw
of aircraft

SAM
Surface to Air Missile

SLATS
Extendible leading edge high lift devices

SOFT TARGET
Target without any armour

STALL
Loss of control due to low airspeed or excessive manoeuvre at
high altitude

THREAT
Any enemy in your vicinity

THRUST
Power produced by your engines, usually referred to as a
percentage

VSI
Vertical Speed Indicator

WP
WayPoint

WAYPOINT
A position in the world to which you have to fly

WINGMAN
A flying partner

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From the manual