offset bombing


Also found in: Encyclopedia.

offset bombing

Any bombing procedure which employs a reference or aiming point other than the actual target.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
References in periodicals archive ?
We could have bombed by offset bombing. We knew where the target was from the contours of the river and various other known points on the ground.
We had trained to do offset bombing with these unique bombs.
Other applications are offset bombing beacons and rendezvous beacons for refueling operations, for replacement of magnetrons at X- and Ku-bands and vacuum tube triodes at C-band.