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military Aircraft

Aircraft, military, airplanes, helicopters, and other flying machines used for military purposes: to attack enemy forces, transport troops and supplies, and defend territory. Aircraft range in size from small electronically powered devices to huge transport planes designed to carry tanks or trucks. Speeds can reach as high as 2,000 mph (3,200 kmph). Varieties include bombers, fighters, reconnaissance aircraft, transports, special-mission aircraft, and helicopters.

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