15 Technical Terms Of Military Every Aviation, Naval Or Army Brat Should Know

15 Technical Terms Of Military Every Aviation, Naval Or Army Brat Should Know

If you’re a military – army, naval or an aviation brat – you must have heard these terms at least once, if not more. Growing up in a military household, or belonging to the military yourself – these words are best known to you and not to, well, the ‘civilians’.

1. Amphibian Aircraft/Tank

Source: wikimedia

Source: wikimedia

An aircraft which can take off from and land at water or surface, similarly, a tank that could run on land and water

2. Bailout

Source: cnn.com

Source: cnn.com

The act of dropping from an airplane through means of a parachute

3. Ballast

Source: ozonesolutions.com

Source: ozonesolutions.com

The insufficiency of a cargo that makes a ship unsteady – the extra load put in to make a ship stable is known as the ballast move.

4. Bren Gun

Source: youtube.com

Source: youtube.com

An automated gun that is heavier than a rifle

5. Dive-Bombing

Source: redbubble.com

Source: redbubble.com

A brand of bombing in which the aircraft dives close to the target, drops the bombs and rises again

6. Dog-fight

Source: youtube.com

Source: youtube.com

An air duel between aircraft at a very close range

7. Frogman

Source: wonderfulengineering.com

Source: wonderfulengineering.com

An operator trained to perform underwater operations against an enemy ship

8. Picket (piquet, picquet)

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Source: pinterest.com

A small body of troops stationed to watch enemy movements closely – also used for patrolling

9. Pom-Pom

Source: historyofwar.org

Source: historyofwar.org

A small quick firing gun – which was named after the sound it makes whilst firing

10. Salvo

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Source: wallpaperweb.org

Simultaneous discharge of all artillery or other guns in a naval fight – also used in Army when a series of bombs are launched together

11. Squadron

Source: airshows.uk

Source: airshows.uk

An air force formation that comprises of 20 aircraft, commanded by a squadron leader

12. Smoke Screen

Source: timeinc.net

Source: timeinc.net

Creation of an artificial thick wall of smoke to take the enemy by surprise or retreat in difficult positions – created by smoke shells or generators

13. Zero Hour

Source: Militarytricks.com

Source: Militarytricks.com

The point of time when attack is proposed to be launched

14. Guerrilla Warfare

Source: tacticalshit.com

Source: tacticalshit.com

Irregular war, comprising occasional raids and employing hit-and-run tactics to harass the enemy

15. Howitzer

Source: wikipedia.com

Source: wikipedia.com

A type of cannon, larger than a mortar, that is used to fire heavy projectiles

So, how many did you know before and how many did you learn today? Isi liye kehte hain, Parhlo 😉

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