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buzz bomb

buzz bomb

n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) another name for the V-1
[C20: from the sound of its engine]

buzz′ bomb`



n.
a V-1 robot bomb.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.buzz bomb - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bombbuzz bomb - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
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The V-1 flying bomb - nicknamed "the doodlebug" - had arrived and scored its first deadly success of World War Two.
Another escape came shortly after when the hospital in which Albert was being treated for his appendicitis was hit by a V-1 flying bomb.
The aerial torpedo, developed in the inter-war years; the Messenger, designed by US army engineers, which could be piloted for two hours from the ground and had a range of 145 km; the 'radio plane' invented by Hollywood actor Reginald Denny in the mid-1930s; and the V-1 Flying Bomb, created by the Nazis in 1940, are all important predecessors of the modern day UAV.
Germany's troops rolled on his VW-based Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen vehicles, while Porsche also undertook creative work on tank engines and even a turbojet for the V-1 flying bomb.
Throughout the following winter Larry's crew attacked precision targets, including the dreaded V-1 flying bomb sites, which were terrorising London.
He was allegedly the first civilian to record a sighting of the feared "doodlebug" V-1 flying bomb.