searching fire


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searching fire

Fire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of a gun. See also fire.
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Noun1.searching fire - fire distributed in depth by successive changes in the elevation of the gun
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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As such the gun was amenable to searching fire wherein the weapon might be traversed and produce a broad beaten zone downrange.
Where US machineguns chug along fairly slowly and subsequently lend themselves to long bursts and searching fire, the MG42 spews bullets like a goose with the runs.
Called the Einstellring fiir Tiefenfeuer (searching fire unit), when activated, it would automatically index up and down as the MG34 recoiled on its cradle.