dive bomber

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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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Beginning with a concise history of dive bombing in the IJN, he moves chronologically from initial operations in China to planning and training for the Hawaiian operation, the Pearl Harbor attack, the Southern Advance, the Indian Ocean operation, the Battle of the Coral Sea, and finally Midway and the Aleutians.
I have seen bluebottles dive bombing the mourners at funerals, and sometimes their bodies cover the pews.
Dive bombing of people will become a regular sight in places far from the sea such as Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester.
Glasgow MSP Sandra White said: 'Scenes in George Square are like The Birds, with gulls dive bombing anybody with a sandwich or chips.