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What is the plural of aircraft?


Is it aircrafts or just aircraft?

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Mel Carriere says

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    Nithya Venkat (Vellur) 13 months ago

    Mel Carriere thank you for clearing my doubt.

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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 13 months ago

    'Flying machines' is a bit archaic, isn't it? Aircraft covers planes, helicopters/choppers, drones and spaceships - that we can also call 'spacecraft'. 'Craft', as applied to vessels was also the option taken early on for the flying variety.


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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 13 months ago

    French is labelled as a 'logical' language. The French were on both sides, Vichy with the Axis, Free French with the Allies.

    Anyway, with grammar as convoluted as French and German, I'd say English is a more logical language, with easier grammar


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    Alan Robert Lancaster (alancaster149) 13 months ago

    It's a lot easier just saying 'aircraft'. We sold the US all our Harriers - stupid decision by the MoD - so the USN and USM carriers are all Harrier Carriers. Another British invention gone 'stateside'.


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