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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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buzz bomb

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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.
As British intelligence was to learn, this was a prototype for the fearsome V-1 flying bomb that was soon to terrorize Londoners with its warhead of TNT mixed with ammonium nitrate.