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tr.v. dive-bombed, dive-bomb·ing, dive-bombs
To bomb from an airplane at the end of a steep dive toward the target.

dive′-bomb′er n.


[ˈdaɪvˌbɒməʳ] Nbombardero m en picado
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4) The Ju87 (Stuka) dive-bomber and, refigured later, "tank buster.
Navy thereafter drained fuel systems after usage and filled the lines with C02, Yorktown was spared the ravages of a runaway fire when it absorbed a major Japanese dive-bomber assault.
In the dawn sky, a lone Japanese D4Y3 Suisei (Comet) dive-bomber acquired a target--the USS Franklin CV-13, an Essex-class carrier.
A fine, aggressive aviator, Swede saw action in the Battle of the Coral Sea in May 1942, using his tough little dive-bomber as a fighter against a swarm of seven Zeros, shooting down three of the dangerous fighters just before noon on 8 May.
The building showcases a variety of artifacts that represent the “big guns” of American military might, including the B-17E Flying Fortress and the B-25J Mitchell bomber, as well as an SBD-3 Dauntless dive-bomber, a TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, a P-51D Mustang fighter, and a Corsair F4U-4 fighter.
The USS Franklin served the American Navy proudly during World War II, earning the moniker of "The Ship That Wouldn't Die"; but in March of 1945, an enemy dive-bomber attack started a chain reaction as the USS Franklin's own bombs began to tear the ship apart with explosions.
Kelly was again damaged in collision with the destroyer Khurkha while escorting a convoy during a snowstorm - this time repaired at the London Gracing docks - after which she was dispatched to Norway and helped evacuate hundreds of French Alpine troops from Namsos and was subjected to a series of Stuka dive-bomber attacks.
Klas Gjoelmesli, leader of the volunteer project, said the Blackburn Skua will be the only complete example of the dive-bomber in the world after it is restored.
Johnson became a dive-bomber pilot in 1942 when he joined the Marines and was sent to the Pacific theater.
The Junkers Ju87 Stuka dive-bomber had enjoyed a fearsome reputation as the spearhead of the Blitzkrieg, with its steep dive, screamer switched on, and a high degree of bombing accuracy.
It's true that Klinsmann's dive became as famous as the Luftwaffe's Stuka dive-bomber.
He and his friend see it as a kind of earthly paradise: "We could see the top half of the Ferris wheel, its swings being thrown up out of the treetops, cresting over and then plunging back into the leafy froth, the dive-bomber flopping over and over like a pair of dolphins breaching in a rolling green sea.