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M

Mach

MAAS

Mobile Aircraft Arrestment System

MAC

Mean Aerodynamic Chord

Magnum

Launch of AGM-88 HARM.

MAL

Malfunction

MAN.

Manual

Maneuverability

The ability to change direction and/or magnitude of the velocity vector.

Marking

leaving contrails or otherwise marking aircraft position (for friendlies).

MAU

Miscellaneous Armament Unit

Maverick

AGM-65. Terminally guided air-to-ground missile.

MAX

Maximum

MAX AB

Maximum Afterburner

Maximum Coefficient Of Lift

See Cl Max.

Maximum Performance

Performance near the limits of the maneuvering envelope, includes minimum speed, maximum speed, low G, and placard G.

Maximum Turning Performance

Turn performance during which the maximum obtainable turn rate is achieved.

mb

Millibar

MEC

Mechanical Engine Control

MECH

Mechanical

Medium

Target altitude between 10,000 feet AGL and 30,000 feet MSL.

Mel

Directive to select military power.

MEM

Memory

Merge(d)

Informative that friendlies and targets have arrived in the same visual arena.Call indicating radar returns have come together.

MFC

Main Fuel Control

MFD

Multi Function Display

MFL

Maintenance Fault List

MH

Multirole Helicopter

MHz

Megahertz

MIC

Microphone

Mickey

Have Quick time-of-day (TOD) signal.

Midnight

Informative call advising that command and control functions (GCI/AWACS) are no longer available.

MIDS

Multifunctional Information Distribution System - A system which allows for secure, high capacity, jam resistant, digital data and voice communication.

MiG

Fighter aircraft designed and produced by the Mikoyan Gurevich Aircraft Bureau of the USSR.

MIL

Military

Mil (Milliradian)

An angular measurement which subtends one foot at 1.000? (17.45 mils equal 1 degree ). Also, military power.

Military Crest

A position along a ridge or hill two-thirds the distance from the base to the summit.

MIN

Minute or Minimum

Minimum Attack Perimeter (Map)

An imaginary circle centered on the target which depicts the distance from the target at which rollout occurs and tracking begins. The radius of this circle varies with planned delivery parameters.

Miss Distance (Md)

The distance and direction of bomb impact from the target due to imperfect release conditions.

MiW

Mine Warfare.

Mixed Force

The employment of a single flight of different types of aircraft, performing the same tactical role, under the direction of a single flight leader.

MK

Mark (Equivalent of Model)

MLG

Main Landing Gear

mm

Millimeter

MMC

Modular Mission Computer

Mobile Bench Stock

The aircraft parked next to your where screws and other small part can be "acquired" thus preventing the long walk to the Bench Stock in the hangar.

Mort

Simulated kill on a friendly aircraft in ACBT.

MPA

Maritime Patrol

MPBA

Multiple Practice Bomb Adapter

MPO

MANUAL PITCH Override

Mr/Ms

Mission Ready/Mission Support.

MRK BCN

Marker Beacon

MRU

Military Radar Unit.

MSA

Minimum Safe Altitude as defined in the FLIP General Planning Document.

msec

Milliseconds

MSL

Mean Sea Level.

Mud (Direction-Type)

Indicates unknown RWR ground threat displayed; followed normally by clock position.

Mule

Hydraulic test stand

Music

Electronic radar jamming. On AI radar, electronic deceptive jamming.

Mutual Support

The coordinated maneuvering of two or more aircraft to provide combined firepower and survivability. This coordination can be achieved via position, radio, fire control system or a combination of these factors.

MUX BUS

Multiplex Bus

MWOD

Multiple Word of Day