Ammunition, projectiles fired from guns, including their fuzes, primers, and propellant charges. It is used in warfare, for target shooting and hunting, and for ceremonial purposes. In a broad sense, self-contained explosive weapons are also ammunition; they are not discussed in this article, however, but are covered in the articles Bomb; Grenade; Mine; Missiles and Rockets; Torpedo. Also excluded from this article are fireworks and nuclear weapons.
The Nieuport 17 incorporated the best features of monoplanes and biplanes in what was termed the sesquiplane setup. It featured a large top wing and a smaller lower wing joined by a V-shaped strut. Learn the advantages of this classic hybrid design.
The Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird first flew in 1964, and since that time it has remained the world's fastest aircraft. Tanks in the inner wings and upper fuselage carry the 80,000 pounds of special, superheated fuel.