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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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By May 2017, all fighter, ground attack, and fighter-bomber divisions had disappeared and their subordinate units re-established as brigades or abolished altogether.
But other than memoirs and bit parts in air war histories, fighter and fighter-bomber operations have received short shrift.
the P-51 Mustang fighter (A-36 fighter-bomber), B-25 and PBJ Mitchell bomber, the A T-6 and SNJ Texan combat trainer.
"The Su-35S aircraft based at the Hmeymim airbase in Syria provided fighter-bomber air cover for the bombers.
Andrew Hill, 52, from Hertfordshire, was flying a vintage Hawker Hunter fighter-bomber when it crashed onto the A27 in West Sussex last August 22.
The DPS, for its part, is liberal, ethnic Turk-dominated party which recently underwent leadership change, with its former chair Lyutvi Mestan being expelled last year after openly siding with Turkey on the downing of the Su-24 fighter-bomber.It is also Bulgaria's second-biggest opposition party.
Bully Able Leader: The Story of a Fighter-Bomber Pilot in the Korean War.
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.
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