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dive bomber

n
(Aeronautics) a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive
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dive′ bomb`er


n.
an airplane that drops its bombs while diving at the target.
[1935–40]
dive′-bomb`, v.i., v.t.
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Noun1.dive bomber - a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the targetdive bomber - a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
bomber - a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
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Balloons were intended to defend against dive bombers flying at heights up to 5,000 feet, forcing them to fly higher and into the range of concentrated anti-aircraft fire.
As soon as I appear they swoop down like a squadron of Stukas seeking their target - 30 or so dive bombers homing in on my bag of food.
The gunners fought off eight consecutive aerial attacks, with the screeching Junkers dive bombers flying as low as 200 feet.
The queue, hours long, how crowded it was, the dive bombers that came over.
7,1941, along with Aichi "Val" dive bombers, Kates roared in at water level to launch their torpedoes and dropped bombs from higher altitudes, showing their unique abilities in two different roles.
Within minutes, another torpedo landed, followed by three bombs from Japanese dive bombers.
The Guardian of June 1, 1940, claimed the 12-strong 264 squadron of Defiants had shot down 37 enemy airplanes on May 29 over Dunkirk - a tally including 19 Stuka dive bombers, nine Bf110s and eight Bf109 fighters, along with a Ju88 bomber.
As we know, Pearl Harbor was attacked on Dec, 7, 1941, and Medusa served heroically, She fired on a Japanese submarine and its antiaircraft machine gunners hit two dive bombers. Medusa served through World War II and was decommissioned in 1946, She was scrapped in 1951.
But it was mostly the same people doing the same work--like these navy ground crewmen servicing SBD dive bombers in July 1943 (above) and these SBD pilots riding out to their planes for a raid (below).
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, pilots from nationally acclaimed Warbirds West performed an epic Battle of Midway reenactment with dive bombers and fighter planes, as well as a reenactment of the Pearl Harbor attack utilizing a fleet of Japanese AM6 Zeros.
'This type of bomb was used by Naval aircraft like the SBD and SB2C dive bombers and the TBM/TBF torpedo bomber.
The Germans had more aircraft overall, but these were in squadrons of out-dated, virtually obsolete twin-engined bombers that were poorly armed and could only carry a small bomb load or Stuka dive bombers - good at dive bombing but they were slow and, again, with poor defensive armament, making them easy prey.