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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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He was in France working as an army motorbike messenger in August 1944 when he witnessed the bomber plane crash land upside down.
That afternoon there will be a fly-past of current and historic aircraft from the RAF, including Hurricane, Spitfire and Lancaster bomber planes from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
The tempo of coalition air strikes has increased dramatically, with US fighter and bomber planes carrying out 14 raids against ISIL targets near Kobani on Wednesday and Thursday, the US military's Central Command said.
The US, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE launched airstrikes nine times on IS bases including Kobani with fighter planes, bomber planes and unmanned drones.
It's just before World War Two, Hitler is building bomber planes and the government's big plan is to boil the German pilots to death in their cockpits.
President Vladimir Putin reminded us what the Cold War was like by sending two bomber planes down from the north Atlantic to the edge of Scotland.
The ministry made the announcement after the US Defense Department said two US B-52 bomber planes flew into China's air defense identification zone on Tuesday without prior notice.
Such action would probably last no more than two days and would involve missiles or long-range bomber planes, striking military targets not directly related to Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, the newspaper said, citing senior administration officials.
MANILA, Sha'ban 15, 1434, Jun 24, 2013, SPA -- The Philippine air force grounded its OV-10 Bronco bomber planes on Monday after one crashed at sea but other aircraft were available for possible counterinsurgency strikes, an official said.
It was left to Rand Paul, the filibustering freshman Republican senator and tea party darling from Kentucky, to decry Obama as ruthless in the use of pilotless bomber planes.
JonHughes116bpm: Did anyone see the 2 massive bomber planes fly over Conwy earlier?
The aerial exhibition featured the unit's "modest assets," comprised of T41-D planes, SF-260M and SF-260TP trainer planes, OV-10 bomber planes, Sokol combat utility helicopters, UH-1H choppers, MD-520MG attack helicopters, F-27 medium lift planes, and C-130 planes.