observed fire


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observed fire

Fire for which the point of impact or burst can be seen by an observer. The fire can be controlled and adjusted on the basis of observation. See also fire.
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Noun1.observed fire - fire for which the point of impact (the burst) can be seen by an observer; fire can be adjusted on the basis of the observations
firing, fire - the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; "hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
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The lead infantry battalion repeatedly came under observed fire and discovered that its artillery support was too far to the rear, not yet emplaced, or unable to reach the German guns on the reverse slopes.
However, for numerical forecasting of smoke transport, it is typically assumed that observed fire activity does not change throughout the forecast period.
Moments later, he heard the sound of impact, and observed fire and smoke.
It is observed fire drills are not conducted regularly, as prescribed in the NBC (Once every 3 months for up to 2 years old buildings and once every 6 months for building older than 2 years)
While the aircraft was taxiing for departure, additional crew members who were travelling as passengers on the aircraft reportedly observed fire on the left engine.
During the taxiing of aircraft, an Additional Crew Member (ACM), travelling as a passenger, seated on 35A apparently observed fire on the Left Engine and informed another ACM also travelling as a passenger, seated on 35B, who also claimed to have seen the fire.
By this time, Allied air and artillery were coming in with observed fire, but this did not prevent the Tigers from destroying much of what remained of the tanks and tank destroyers attached to the Force.