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Monocoque
Monocoque
Monocoque
(/ˈmɒnəˌkɒk, -ˌkoʊk/), also structural skin, is a structural system where loads are supported through an object's external skin, similar to an egg shell. The word monocoque is a French term for "single shell" or (of boats) "single hull".[1] A true monocoque carries both tensile and compressive forces within the skin and can be recognised by the absence of a load carrying internal frame. By contrast, a semi-monocoque is a hybrid combining a tensile stressed skin and a compressive structure made up of longerons and ribs or frames.[2] Other semi-monocoques, not to be confused with true monocoques, include vehicle unibodies, which tend to be composites, and inflatable shells or balloon tanks, both of which are pressure stabilised
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Atlas (rocket Family)
Atlas is a family of American missiles and space launch vehicles. The original Atlas missile was designed in the late 1950s and produced by the Convair
Convair
Division of General Dynamics,[2] to be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). It was a liquid propellant rocket burning liquid oxygen and RP-1
RP-1
fuel in three engines configured in an unusual "stage-and-a-half" or "Parallel Staging" design: its two outboard booster engines were jettisoned during ascent, while its center sustainer engine, propellant tanks and other structural elements were retained through orbital insertion (for orbital flights). The missiles saw only brief ICBM service, and the last squadron was taken off operational alert in 1965. From 1962 to 1963, Atlas boosters launched the first four American astronauts to orbit the Earth whereas Redstone preceded Atlas II
Atlas II
with two sub-orbital launches
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Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.IV
The Zeppelin-Lindau
Zeppelin-Lindau
Rs.IV (known incorrectly postwar as the Dornier Rs.IV) was a Riesenflugzeug
Riesenflugzeug
(Giant aircraft) monoplane all metal flying boat with a stressed skin hull developed for the Imperial German Navy to perform long range patrols over the North Sea
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1973 Isle Of Man TT
The 1973 Isle of Man
Isle of Man
TT was a motorcycle event held on 8 June 1973 on the 37-mile Snaefell Mountain Course
Snaefell Mountain Course
on the Isle of Man. It was the fifth round of the 1973 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
1973 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
(now MotoGP)
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Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
refers to the premier class of motorcycle racing events held on road circuits sanctioned by FIM. Independent motorcycle racing events have been held since the start of the twentieth century[1] and large national events were often given the title Grand Prix,[2] The foundation of a recognised international governing body for motorcycle sport, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme in 1949 provided the opportunity to coordinate rules and regulations in order that selected events could count towards official World Championships as FIM Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. It is the oldest established motorsport world championship.[3] Grand Prix motorcycles are purpose-built racing machines that are generally unavailable for purchase by the general public or able to be ridden legally on public roads
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1970 Isle Of Man TT
The 1970 Isle of Man
Isle of Man
TT, the fourth round of the 1970 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, involved a number of races on the Mountain Course on the Isle of Man. For the third consecutive year, Giacomo Agostini won both the Junior and Senior races, completing the six laps of the latter race in 2:13.47.6 to win by over five minutes. There were three "production" categories; Malcolm Uphill
Malcolm Uphill
won the 750 cc, Frank Whiteway the 500 cc and Chas Mortimer the 250 cc. German pairs won both sidecar events; Klaus Enders and Wolfgang Kalauch in the 500 cc and Siegfried Schauzu and H. Schneider in the 750 cc. Kel Carruthers won the Lightweight 250 cc race, while Dieter Braun
Dieter Braun
won the Lightweight 125 cc
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1967 Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing Season
The 1967 Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
season was the 19th F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix season. The season consisted of thirteen Grand Prix races in six classes: 500cc, 350cc, 250cc, 125cc, 50cc and Sidecars 500cc
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Motorcycle
A motorcycle often called a bike, motorbike, or cycle is a two-[1][2] or three-wheeled[3][4] motor vehicle. Motorcycle design varies greatly to suit a range of different purposes: long distance travel, commuting, cruising, sport including racing, and off-road riding. Motorcycling
Motorcycling
is riding a motorcycle and related social activity such as joining a motorcycle club and attending motorcycle rallies. In 1894, Hildebrand & Wolfmüller became the first series production motorcycle, and the first to be called a motorcycle. In 2014, the three top motorcycle producers globally by volume were Honda, Yamaha
Yamaha
(both from Japan), and Hero MotoCorp
Hero MotoCorp
(India).[5] In developing countries, motorcycles are overwhelmingly utilitarian due to lower prices and greater fuel economy
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John Britten
John Kenton Britten (1 August 1950 – 5 September 1995) was a New Zealand mechanical engineer who designed a world-record-setting motorcycle with innovative features and materials.Contents1 Biography 2 Britten designed 3 Death 4 Motorcycle 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] John Britten
John Britten
was born to Bruce and Ruvae Britten at Christchurch
Christchurch
at 10 minutes to midnight. His twin sister Marguerite was born just after midnight, so although they were twins they celebrated their birthdays on different dates
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TPz Fuchs
German Army
German Army
variantsTPz 1/Standard, 504 delivered (The TPz 1 Standard could be fitted with various installation kits for different battlefield missions) TPz 1A1/EloKa, 87 delivered (not amphibious) TPz 1A2/Funk, 265 delivered (fitted with a Rüstsatz (installation kit) for various roles) TPz 1A3/ABC or Spürpanzer Fuchs, 140 delivered (NBC reconnaissance vehicle) TPz 1A7 (upgrade; not built new) TPz 1A8 (current upgrade standard; not built new)Specifications (TPz 1A8[1])Weight 17,000 kg (19 short tons) unladen 23,500 
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Armour
Armour
Armour
( British English
British English
or Canadian English) or armor (American English; see spelling differences) is a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle by direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or action (e.g., cycling, construction sites, etc.). Personal armour
Personal armour
is used to protect soldiers and war animals. Vehicle armour is used on warships and armoured fighting vehicles. A second use of the term armour describes armoured forces, armoured weapons, and their role in combat
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Armoured Fighting Vehicle
An armoured fighting vehicle (AFV) is an armed combat vehicle protected by armour, generally combining operational mobility with tactical offensive and defensive capabilities. AFVs can be wheeled or tracked. Tanks, armoured cars, armoured self-propelled guns, and armoured personnel carriers are all examples of AFVs. The concept of a highly mobile and protected fighting unit has been around for centuries; from Hannibal's war elephants to Leonardo's war machines, military strategists endeavoured to maximize the mobility and survivability of their soldiers. Armoured fighting vehicles are classified according to their intended role on the battlefield and characteristics. This classification is not absolute; at different times different countries will classify the same vehicle in different roles. For example, armoured personnel carriers were generally replaced by infantry fighting vehicles in a similar role, but the latter has some capabilities lacking in the former
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French Language
French (le français [lə fʁɑ̃sɛ] ( listen) or la langue française [la lɑ̃ɡ fʁɑ̃sɛz]) is a Romance language
Romance language
of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French has evolved from Gallo-Romance, the spoken Latin
Latin
in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Its closest relatives are the other langues d'oïl—languages historically spoken in northern France
France
and in southern Belgium, which French (Francien) has largely supplanted. French was also influenced by native Celtic languages
Celtic languages
of Northern Roman Gaul
Gaul
like Gallia Belgica
Gallia Belgica
and by the (Germanic) Frankish language of the post-Roman Frankish invaders
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McLaren
McLaren
McLaren
Racing Limited, competing as McLaren F1
McLaren F1
Team, is a British Formula One
Formula One
team based at the McLaren
McLaren
Technology Centre, Woking, Surrey, England. McLaren
McLaren
is best known as a Formula One
Formula One
constructor but has also competed in and won the Indianapolis 500
Indianapolis 500
and the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am). The team is the second oldest active team after Ferrari. They are the second most successful team in Formula One
Formula One
history after Ferrari, having won 182 races, 12 Drivers' Championships and eight Constructors' Championships
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Fastest Production Motorcycle
The fastest production motorcycle for a given year is the unmodified motorcycle with the highest tested top speed that was manufactured in series and available for purchase by the general public. Modified or specially produced motorcycles are a different class, motorcycle land-speed record. Unlike those records, which are officially sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme
(FIM), production model tests were conducted under a variety of unequal or undefined conditions, and tested by numerous different sources, mainly motorcycling magazines
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Northrop Alpha
The Northrop Alpha
Northrop Alpha
was an American single-engine, all-metal, seven-seat, low-wing monoplane fast mail/passenger transport aircraft used in the 1930s. Design work was done at the Avion Corporation, which in 1929, became the Northrop Aircraft Corporation based in Burbank, California.[1]Contents1 Design and development 2 Operational history 3 Variants 4 Operators 5 Specifications (Alpha 2) 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksDesign and development[edit] Drawing on his experience with the Lockheed Vega, John K. Northrop designed an advanced mail/passenger transport aircraft
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