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An aircraft that functions as a fighter and a bomber, used chiefly in tactical and defensive operations.


(Military) a high-performance aircraft that combines the roles of fighter and bomber


n. Mil.
an aircraft that combines the functions of a fighter and a bomber.


[ˈfaɪtəˈbɒməʳ] ncacciabombardiere m
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The Su-35S aircraft based at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria provided fighter-bomber air cover for the bombers.
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The stealth fighter-bomber that staff can fly by remote control is being lined up to replace in-service Typhoons and the Joint Strike Fighters on order from the United States.
There are nine stories of pilots plunging into the drink, including a Mosquito fighter-bomber pilot adrift off Burma on the sinking wreckage of his plane, concussed, bones broken and only a flask of whisky to keep him going.
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