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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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If the Soviets were to build a high-speed jet bomber, carriers might be defenseless if they could not launch high-speed interceptors from their decks.
He said the Arab state - where alleged Detroit jet bomber Umar Abdulmutallab linked up with al-Qaeda - was "an incubator and potential haven" for terrorism.
The 97ft-long jet bomber - which was designed to carry nuclear weapons - was then gently dropped to earth with its weight supported in a sling hung beneath a crane.
lTurkish President Recep Erdogan said yesterday his nation was "truly saddened" it had shot down a Russian jet bomber on Tuesday.
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Mr Chadwick, born at Marsh Hall Farm, Farnworth, Widnes, in 1893, was the man who designed the Lancaster aircraft and instigated the idea of a revolutionary delta-shaped four-engined jet bomber - which became the Vulcan.
RAF Canberra Units of the Cold War considers the RAF's first jet bomber and Britain's longest-lasting jet plane, with nearly sixty years since its prototype's first flight.