bombing run


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bombing run

n
(Military) the part of a flight of a bomber aircraft that brings it to the point over a target at which its bombs are released

bombing run

In air bombing, that part of the flight that begins, normally from an initial point, with the approach to the target, includes target acquisition, and ends normally at the weapon release point.
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Noun1.bombing run - that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs
bombing, bombardment - an attack by dropping bombs
dive-bombing - a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target
loft bombing, toss bombing - a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb
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From ship strafing to ground support, high altitude bombing runs to skip- bombing, she flew only the toughest missions and earned itself the legacy as the plane flown on one of the most significant missions in World War II.
Losses were so high that crews were sent home after their 25 missions, and the percentages were such that most airmen figured they had a 100% chance of dying before they finished that final bombing run.
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