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initial point

1. The first point at which a moving target is located on a plotting board.
2. A well-defined point, easily distinguishable visually and/or electronically, used as a starting point for the bomb run to the target.
3. airborne--A point close to the landing area where serials (troop carrier air formations) make final alterations in course to pass over individual drop or landing zones.
4. helicopter--An air control point in the vicinity of the landing zone from which individual flights of helicopters are directed to their prescribed landing sites.
5. Any designated place at which a column or element thereof is formed by the successive arrival of its various subdivisions, and comes under the control of the commander ordering the move. Also called IP. See also target approach point.
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