Fighter aircraft

Fighter aircraft, Military aircraft for air-to-air combat.

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Fighter aircraft are fixed-wing military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat. In military conflict, the role of fighter aircraft is to establish air superiority of the battlespace. Domination of the airspace above a battlefield permits bombers and attack aircraft to engage in tactical and strategic bombing of enemy targets. The key performance features of a fighter include not only its firepower but also its high speed and maneuverability relative to the target aircraft. The success or failure of a combatant's efforts to gain air superiority hinges on several factors including the skill of its pilots, the tactical soundness of its doctrine for deploying its fighters, and the numbers and performance of those fighters.

Fifth-generation fighter
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Fifth-generation fighter ... A fifth-generation fighter is a jet fighter aircraft which includes major technologies developed during the first part of the 21st century. As of 2021[update]...

List of fighter aircraft
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List of fighter aircraft ... bomber aircraft List of attack aircraft Abandoned after problems during taxiing Production total includes non-fighter variants Includes FM & FM-2 Date...

Air superiority fighter
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Air superiority fighter ... An air superiority fighter is a fighter aircraft designed to seize control of an enemy airspace by establishing tactical dominance (air superiority) over...

Fourth-generation fighter
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Fourth-generation fighter ... Raptor. The United States defines 4.5-generation fighter aircraft as fourth-generation jet fighters that have been upgraded with AESA radar, high-capacity...

Jet fighter generations
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Jet fighter generations ... Jet fighter generations classify the major technology leaps in the historical development of the jet fighter. Different authorities have identified different...

Multirole combat aircraft
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Multirole combat aircraft ... combat aircraft (MRCA) is a combat aircraft intended to perform different roles in combat. A multirole fighter is a multirole combat aircraft which is...

Sixth-generation fighter
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Sixth-generation fighter ... sixth-generation fighter is a conceptualized class of jet fighter aircraft design more advanced than the fifth-generation jet fighters that are currently...

Stealth aircraft
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Stealth aircraft ... attempt to reduce the visibility of military aircraft. Single examples of the Fokker E.III Eindecker fighter monoplane, the Albatros C.I two-seat observation...

List of Yakovlev aircraft
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List of Yakovlev aircraft ... experimental fighter aircraft) Yak-141 "Freestyle" (1989 - prototype supersonic VTOL fighter) Yak-1000 (1951 - high-speed experimental aircraft) VVP-6 (experimental...

HAL AMCA
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HAL AMCA ... The Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is an Indian programme to develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the...

Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
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Trainer aircraft
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Attack aircraft
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Northrop F-5
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Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
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