continuous fire


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continuous fire

1. Fire conducted at a normal rate without interruption for application of adjustment corrections or for other causes.
2. In field artillery and naval gunfire support, loading and firing at a specified rate or as rapidly as possible consistent with accuracy within the prescribed rate of fire for the weapon. Firing will continue until terminated by the command "end of mission" or temporarily suspended by the command "cease loading" or "check firing."
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On the other hand, Miss Wilson was as affable and courteous as heart could wish, and though I was in no very conversable humour myself, the two ladies between them managed to keep up a pretty continuous fire of small talk.
Despite facing a storm of shells and shrapnel, Sgt Finch and the commanding officer kept-up continuous fire.
Since the Compression Stations are Units with Continuous Fire, It Is Necessary That Once A Year All Process Plants and Auxiliary Installations Undergo Overhauled.
I've been hearing continuous fire and loud bangs," Janabi said.
The 40-year-old captain, attached to the 6th Battalion of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, received his award in 1917 for conspicuous bravery, tending to wounded soldiers in the field under continuous fire.
gh (fire mountain) on the Absheron Peninsula where a continuous fire burns along a hill-side.
One such famous gas seep is Yanar Dagh (fire mountain) on the Absheron Peninsula where a continuous fire burns along a hill-side.
From these measured values, BallAX 3 can compute, graphically display and generate a protocol with over 30 single value results, including pressure values (Pmax), time analysis (shot ignition delay time, time of Pmax, shot time), velocities, calculation of muzzle velocity as well as Delta-T and Cadence for continuous fire measurements.
Moran Fire Protection, National for their continuous fire education support.
Most importantly, it is the continuous fire management and training which makes all the design measures effective in an event of fire.
The fire, which was also responsible for the destruction of more than 1,000 homes, lasted almost three weeks, making it the longest continuous fire of the war in the UK.
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