kite balloon

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Noun1.kite balloon - a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the windkite balloon - a barrage balloon with lobes at one end that keep it headed into the wind
barrage balloon - an elongated tethered balloon or blimp with cables or net suspended from it to deter enemy planes that are flying low
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Yavne-based, Israeli observation balloon manufacturer RT has recently completed development of a micro-observation balloon dubbed the Skystar 110.
Marine A reported to superiors that the insurgent was still alive and - to avoid the watching helicopter and observation balloon - he was manhandled to the side of the field, under the cover of trees.
Myer involved himself with an observation balloon operated by civilian contractor John Wise, which he hoped to use for reconnaissance and communication at McDowell's headquarters.
Imprisoned soldiers escaping the American Civil War take flight in a giant observation balloon and land far away on a strange uncharted island.
It was at this time that Ingalls scored his first victories against an enemy bi-plane and an observation balloon.
Biding his time, he looked up to see an Allied observation balloon, that had broken its tether, pass overhead toward the German lines.
Jones starts his survey with WWI experiences ranging from the standard booby-trapped grenades, flags, an eight-day delayed bomb in a German building, to explosives on an observation balloon that downed an attacking German plane and pilot 150 yards away.
Taken also explores the infamous 1947 incident at Roswell, New Mexico, which the US government alleges was an observation balloon landing.
Sending up an observation balloon requires only about one-10th of the cost of launching a rocket for similar use, and makes it possible for observations over a longer period of time due to its gradual rise, the officials said.
The uneven performance of the military telegraph and other Signal Corps efforts, the initial efforts of the Bureau of Military Information that Hooker himself created, and even Sears's discussion of the benefits and limitations of intelligence gathered by observation balloon all help to make this volume a worthwhile addition to a growing shelf of solid historical studies of one of the Civil War's greatest campaigns.