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Bomber

Meanings and phrases

bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
  2. a person who plants bombs
  3. a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States; grinder; hero; hero sandwich; hoagie; hoagy; Cuban sandwich; Italian sandwich; poor boy; sub; submarine; submarine sandwich; torpedo; wedge; zep

Bomber Harris

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984); Harris; Sir Arthur Travers Harris

bomber aircrew

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the crew of a bomber; bomber crew

bomber crew

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the crew of a bomber; bomber aircrew

bomber jacket

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a jacket gathered into a band at the waist

dive bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
E.g.
  • Close air support was provided in the form of the dive bomber and medium bomber.
  • Among this contingent was a powerful concentration of medium bomber, dive bomber, and torpedo bomber "Geschwader".
  • The next day, he shot down three Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighters, despite flying the much slower Dauntless dive bomber.

stealth bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bomber that is difficult to detect by radar

suicide bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a terrorist who blows himself up in order to kill or injure other people
E.g.
  • A suicide bomber killed 14 people on September 18.
  • Naeemi himself was killed by a suicide bomber.
  • Puji became the first female suicide bomber in Indonesia.

heavy bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • RAF Ridgewell was the only long-term heavy bomber airfield of the Eighth Air Force in Essex.
  • 158 Squadron was a heavy bomber squadron equipped with the four-engined Handley Page Halifax.
  • Was reassigned to Mather Air Force Base, California by SAC to disperse its heavy bomber force.

bomber aircraft

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The A-1s are the main attack/ bomber aircraft of the FAB.
  • It was equipped with Soviet-made Petlyakov Pe-2 bomber aircraft.
  • His mission is to supervise the building of bomber aircraft for the war.

medium bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Close air support was provided in the form of the dive bomber and medium bomber.
  • At 1130, a Japanese medium bomber came in high out of the sun and dropped three bombs.
  • At the time of his arrival, 88 Squadron had just been equipped with the Douglas Boston medium bomber.

torpedo bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He interrupted his college education to serve as a torpedo bomber pilot in the Pacific in World War II.
  • It was intended for use as a torpedo bomber or long-range reconnaissance aircraft, but did not enter production.
  • Among this contingent was a powerful concentration of medium bomber, dive bomber, and torpedo bomber "Geschwader".

light bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The squadron flew the British Boston III light bomber.
  • Aircraft included the Vickers Vincent light bomber of No.
  • There he accrued another 414 hours of combat time in 127 missions, mostly in a Martin B-57 Canberra light bomber.

bomber squadron

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In November 1943 a further bomber squadron, No.
  • When they reach England, the convicts join the Free French bomber squadron.
  • 158 Squadron was a heavy bomber squadron equipped with the four-engined Handley Page Halifax.

bomber pilot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Punch became a bomber pilot and served with No.
  • He completed two full combat tours as a bomber pilot.
  • He served in the RAF and was more precisely a bomber pilot.

strategic bomber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • B52 (disambiguation) The B-52 is an American strategic bomber aircraft.
  • The arguments that led to the cancellation of the B-70 program had led some to question the need for a new strategic bomber of any sort.
  • Concorde is an ogival delta winged aircraft with four Olympus engines based on those employed in the RAF's Avro Vulcan strategic bomber.

bomber force

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 1957 the site became a nuclear weapons store for the RAF's V bomber force.
  • Ramrod raids involved a small bomber force accompanied by a large fighter escort.
  • The bomber force was drawn from the two squadrons which had been issued the Lancaster: No.

bomber unit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Lersner was packed off to a bomber unit.
  • Following the Second World War the squadron remained an active bomber unit.
  • Although titled a fighter bomber unit, the wing initially had an air defense role, only later assuming a tactical fighter mission.

bomber squadrons

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Early in the war Lympne was home to Army Co-operation and bomber squadrons.
  • Most of the Poles were posted either to bomber squadrons or the RAF Volunteer Reserve.
  • German torpedo bomber squadrons were subsequently assembled at Ostend and Zeebrugge for further action in the North Sea.
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