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bomber

[′bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane specifically designed to carry and drop bombs. Also known as bombardment aircraft.

bomber

An aircraft designed to carry and release bombs at long ranges. The term these days is used mainly for strategic aircraft.
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A Brazilian military patrol of some 30 trekkers will set off on 15 February to the place where a British Lancaster bomber aircraft called Star Dust crashed 53 years ago in mysterious circumstances.
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fighter and bomber aircraft staged four strikes near Ain al-Arab, destroying an ISIS control center and fighting positions, while two others knocked out oil tanks east of Deir al-Zor.
They were killed in different circumstances, some in aerial combat; some in training; some were on bomber aircraft which crashed in the Cheviots in bad weather, a notorious area during the war.
Speaking during a conference on defense orders, Putin said: "We have to develop work on the new PAK-DA long-range bomber aircraft for Long-Range Aviation.
The third test of the X-51A Waverider was launched Tuesday off the California coast from a B-52 modified bomber aircraft and was to fly for 300 seconds, reaching hypersonic speeds of Mach 6, but only flew for 16 seconds, according to the Air Force.
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