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1. An armed aircraft, such as a helicopter, that is used to support troops and provide covering fire.
2. A ship, such as a battleship, armed with cannons or other guns.


(Military) another name for helicopter gunship



an armed helicopter or airplane used to provide close air support for combat troops.
helicóptero artilladohelicóptero de combate
hélicoptère de combat


[ˈgʌnʃɪp] Nhelicóptero m artillado or de combate
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ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (KUNA) -- At least 12 militants were killed during precise air strikes by gunship helicopters of Pakistan military on Wednesday in Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said military.
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