toss bombing


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toss bombing

A method of bombing where an aircraft flies on a line towards the target, pulls up in a vertical plane, releasing the bomb at an angle that will compensate for the effect of gravity drop on the bomb. Similar to loft bombing; unrestricted as to altitude. See also loft bombing.
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Noun1.toss bombing - a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bombtoss 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
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