Gaining exposure in the Korean War, and coming of age in Vietnam, advances in military aircraft, such as the jet engine, have enabled armed forces to fight faster, farther and with fewer lost pilots.
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How Laser-firing Jets Will Work
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How Drone Strikes Work
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How No-fly Zones Work
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The Ultimate No-fly Zone Quiz
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Watch Your Six: Military Jet Pictures
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