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Sortie is a term for deployment of one military aircraft or a ship for the purposes of a specific mission, whether alone, or with other aircraft or vessels. In military aviation, it is used to indicate the total usages of individual machines, so that (for example) a group of six planes flying six missions would amount to 36 sorties. Airbus A380 An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ... Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, usually with multiple decks. ... Military aviation is used to attack or defend a country through the sky. ...


The term originated in naval usage but was carried over to aircraft. In French, sortie literally means "exit." It has evolved to mean a short period of conflict, as in the time when the vehicles and vessels are away from their carrier or local berth. The multinational Combined Task Force One Five Zero (CTF-150) The British Grand Fleet, the supreme naval force of WW1 A rare occurrence of a 5-country multinational fleet, during Operation Enduring Freedom in the Oman Sea. ...


In siege warfare, a sortie can be launched against the besiegers by the defenders, often through a sally port. A siege is a prolonged military blockade and assault of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by force or attrition. ... An example of a Sally port, here is the main entrance to Fort McHenry, in Baltimore, Maryland. ...


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Sortie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (168 words)
Sortie is a term for deployment of one military aircraft or a ship for the purposes of a specific mission, whether alone, or with other aircraft or vessels.
In French, sortie literally means "exit." It has evolved to mean a short period of conflict, as in the time when the vehicles and vessels are away from their carrier or local berth.
In siege warfare, a sortie can be launched against the besiegers by the defenders, often through a sally port.
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