Operational Brevity words, BFM terminology, and Military Aviation Acronyms

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W/

With

W/O

Without

Wall

Three or more groups/contacts/formations line abreast/side-side.

WAR

Wide Angle Raster

WB

Wideband

WC

Weapons Controller.

WCMD

Wind-Corrected Munitions Dispenser

WC^3

Warning, Command, Control, and Communications.

WD

Weapons Director.

Weapons Envelope

The area around a target aircraft from which the attacker can launch one of his weapons and expect a high probability of achieving a kill.

Weapons System

In regard to an-airplane, weapons system refers to the combination of airplane/aircrew/ordnance/ground crew/avionics, etc.

Weave

Continuous crossing of flight paths by members of a formation.

Wedge

Tactical formation of two or more aircraft with the single in front and the other aircraft laterally displaced on either side behind the leader's wing line.

Weeds

Indicates that aircraft are operating close to the surface.

Well

Described equipment is functioning properly.

What Luck

Request for results of mission/tasks.

What State

Report amount of fuel and/or armament remaining as requested; for training, repeat ordnance as follows:
#Radar = number of radar missiles shots remaining.
#Heat = number of IR missiles shots remaining.
#Gun = Gun on-board and bullets remaining.
#Fuel = pounds of fuel or time remaining.

Wilco

Will comply with received instructions.

Wild Weasel

Dedicated radar defense suppression aircraft.

Willy Pete

A white phosphorus smoke, rocket, grenade, or artillery round used to provide a ground reference. Can be employed as a bomb to provide a smokescreen.

Winchester

Term used to report expenditure of all ordnance of a particular type.

Woc

Wing Operations Center.

WOD

Word of Day

Words

Mission-pertinent information.

Working

Wild Weasel is gathering EOB on a designated emitter.

WoW

Weight on Wheels

WPN

Weapon

WPN REL

Weapon(s) Release

WVR

Within Visual Range