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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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Flanagan recounts his time in the US Air Force flying single-engine spotter planes linking fighter-bomber pilots and ground combat forces during the Vietnam War in 1966.
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.
474TH FIGHTER-BOMBER GROUP (KOREA), 428TH, 429TH, 430TH SQUADRONS--June 6-11, 2006, Omaha, Nebraska, Contact Jean Kupferer, Phone (812) 945-7649, Email jkupferer @insightbb.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE - An Air Force F/A-22 Raptor fighter-bomber passed a test of its ability to drop a 1,000-pound ``smart bomb'' at supersonic speed.
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