loft bombing


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loft bombing

A method of bombing in which the delivery plane approaches the target at a very low altitude, makes a definite pullup at a given point, releases the bomb at a predetermined point during the pullup, and tosses the bomb onto the target. See also toss bombing.
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Noun1.loft bombing - a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bombloft bombing - a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb
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
over-the-shoulder bombing - a special case of loft bombing in which the bomb is released past the vertical so it is tossed back to the target