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Military Terms and Definitions

yaw — (*) 1. The rotation of an aircraft, ship, or missile about its vertical axis so as to
cause the longitudinal axis of the aircraft, ship, or missile to deviate from the flight line
or heading in its horizontal plane. 2. Angle between the longitudinal axis of a
projectile at any moment and the tangent to the trajectory in the corresponding point of
flight of the projectile.

yield — See nuclear yields.

 

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