antiaircraft gun


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Noun1.antiaircraft gun - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanesantiaircraft gun - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
Bofors gun - an automatic double-barreled antiaircraft gun
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
predictor - a computer for controlling antiaircraft fire that computes the position of an aircraft at the instant of a shell's arrival
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"They - the FBI or whoever they were - took one look at my antiaircraft gun over there in the corner and told me, politely but very firmly, that if it moved an inch outside of these four walls I'd know about it," says the 71-year-old with a laugh.
A laser then was about the size of an antiaircraft gun. Back then we would never have believed a day would come when lasers were readily available devices.
A total of seven rocket launchers, 32 rockets, two hand grenades, eight fire bombs, four land mines, 12 safety fuses, three boxes of antiaircraft gun bullets, two sub-machineguns and a machinegun were recovered from the spot.
Drafted by Major Hugh Drum of the Operations Section, the plan assigned one antiaircraft gun battalion with four batteries of three 3-inch guns each as well as one machine gun battalion of 48 guns to each corps, the equivalent of one 3-gun battery and 12 antiaircraft machine guns to each combat division.
But Kim's ruthless brutality in pruning senior officials (two were executed last year with an antiaircraft gun), combined with the growing weight of international sanctions, will bring about exactly what he is hoping to forestall: A military coup.
The bombers wreaked havoc on the German war machine, but allied casualties began to mount due to German 88mm antiaircraft gun shells, commonly described as "flak," and the vulnerability of the bombers to be attacked head-on by the Luftwaffe or German air force.
Stratton manned his antiaircraft gun with his team and began firing, at times at a 90-degree angle.
DROUGHT In May, there were claims the North executed defence chief Hyon Yong-chol by putting him in front of an antiaircraft gun at a firing range.
South Korea's spy agency told politicians in May that Kim ordered the execution of his defence chief Hyon Yong Chol with an antiaircraft gun for complaining about the young ruler.
So when they tweeted a picture of a Ford pickup in December with an antiaircraft gun blazing from the truck bed, he probably missed it.
What they did find was the leftovers of the Japanese camps, including storage caves, living quarters, a hospital, air raid shelters, machine-gun pits, and antiaircraft gun locations, which are all documented in this book.