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dive bomber

a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive

dive bomber

[′dīv ‚bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft designed to release bombs during a steep dive.
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The book splendidly describes the strategic and operational uses of air power at sea, and the details of air combat as experienced by fighters, dive bombers and torpedo bombers in the three extraordinary squadrons that comprised Air Group 15.
Using the latest wide-screen High Definition digital cameras, and armed with electronic devices which emit electrical fields similar to those emitted by shark prey, the Deep Ocean Odyssey team has managed to shoot eye-popping pictures of divers swimming within feet of awesome Great Whites, of the giant sharks being attacked from the surface by penguins plunging on them like dive bombers, and of 15-foot specimens leaping out of the water.
The skies come alive as highly detailed (15,000+ polygons) fighters, dive bombers, torpedo bombers and experimental planes take part in fierce fighting.
Fred was the last surviving Green Howard from the famously brave battle in Otta, Norway, where his battalion came under fire from about 200 Stuka dive bombers.
But the liner was attacked by Luftwaffe Junkers 88 dive bombers and sank within 20 minutes.
It was actually SDB Dauntless dive bombers that came in high and managed to sink initially three of the four Japanese carriers after their torpedo brethren inadvertently decoyed the fighters down to wavetop height.
ADVENTURE Attenborough BATTLING BEARS Bloodied male fights for female's attention P-P-P-PICK UP A PENGUIN Sea lion chases Gentoo penguin on to land GRIPPING Orca whale grabs seal after entire pod had created waves ON THE RUN Wolves force bison herd to stampede SURF'S UP JGentoo penguin rides the waves CLEAN SHEET Sapphire blue meltwater lake on Greenland ice sheet DIVE BOMBERS Shearwaters track humpback whale driving for krill DEATH PACK Timberwolves hunt bison in Canada KILLER THRILLER Cameraman snaps killer whale and calf emerge from sea-ice
Belgium and Holland had surrendered, opening a massive gap for the German forces, more than 750,000 of them backed by dive bombers swooping down on weary British soldiers, hampered in their efforts to fight back by 800,000 refugees bringing road blocks 110 miles long.
Her set-list was inspired, bleeding the 'Licks' classics such as You''re Speaking My Language, Long Road Out of Here, Purgatory Blues and Smash and Grab with her new, slightly more intimate tunes from the new album - the bluesy Hard Lovin' Woman to Suicide Dive Bombers - gave the gig added injection when old Juliette fans' minds may been wandering sentimentally back the Licks.
Her dynamism was ceaseless as she sang All is For God, Long Road Out of Here and Hot Kiss, but it was the calmer songs Ghosts and Suicide Dive Bombers which really exposed her raw, velvety vocals.
During the battle, Yorktown came under attack by dive bombers and torpedo bombers from the Japanese carrier Hiryu.
Based on this new evidence, the book offers fresh insight on the failure of the USAAF, the part played by the US Navy Dauntless dive bombers, and the mystery of the aircraft carrier Saratoga's presence.