Airmanship Knowledge - LO3 Part 1 Aircraft Roles

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Airmanship Knowledge
Learning Outcome 3
Part 1
Aircraft Roles
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Airmanship Knowledge
Learning Outcome 3
Know the aircraft in service with the
British Armed Forces
Contents
• Aircraft Naming
• Aircraft Role
Aircraft Naming
• Why name aircraft?
• Identify different aircraft
• Identify different roles
• Identify different equipment
• Quick reference to complex systems
Aircraft Naming & Designations
• How it works...
– Typhoon T1A
Typhoon T1A
Reporting
“Mark
Subsequent
No” - this is
Role:
Name
upgrade
the
1st version
to correct
Training
fuel issues
Aircraft Naming & Designations
• How it works...
– Nimrod MR2P
Nimrod MR 2 P
Reporting
Role“Mark
- Maritime
Subsequent
No” - this is
Name
Recognisance
revision
the 2nd version
‘p’ = probe
Aircraft Naming & Designations
• How it works...
– Canberra PR9
Canberra PR 9
Reporting“Mark
Role No”
- - this is
NamePhotographic
the 9th version
Recognisance
Aircraft Naming & Designations
• The differences between various marks of aircraft may
be quite extensive and obvious, for example, the two
seat training Typhoon T1A and the single seat fighter
Typhoon F2.
• Sometimes the differences between various marks may
be very minor and hardly noticeable.
Role Letters
AEW
AH
AL
ASaC
B
C
CC
F
GR
Airborne Early Warning
Army Helicopter
Army Liaison
Airborne Surveillance & Control
Bomber
Transport (Cargo)
Transport (Cargo) & Comms
Fighter
Ground Attack & Reconnaissance
Role Letters
HAR
HAS
HC
HCC
HM
HMA
HT
HU
Helicopter, Air Rescue
Helicopter, Anti-submarine
Helicopter, Transport (Cargo)
Helicopter, Transport (Cargo) and
Communications
Helicopter, Maritime
Helicopter, Maritime Attack
Helicopter, Training
Helicopter, Utility
Role Letters
K
KC
MR
MRA
R
T
TanKer (kerosene)
TanKer & Transport (Cargo)
Maritime Reconnaissance
Maritime Reconnaissance & Attack
Reconnaissance
Training
Role Letters
R
PR
S
T
Reconnaissance
Photographic Reconnaissance
Strike
Trainer
Questions?

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