aerial mine

aerial mine

[′e·rē·əl ′mīn]
(ordnance)
A mine designed to be dropped from an aircraft, especially into water.
An early World War II light case bomb, the predecessor of the blockbuster, that was normally dropped by parachute.
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GEMINI Everything you need for a mini-display, with six long-lasting fountains, two multi-shots, two rockets, five Roman candles, one Catherine wheel and a finale aerial mine.
Bianculli enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1947, graduated from the United States Naval Mine Warfare School as an aerial mine man in 1948, and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan in 1949 and was discharged shortly before the Korean War.
To enable this, the combination of explosive ordnance/infrared radiation-equipped UAVs and UGVs with ground and aerial mine detection equipment will be employed.
More than 300 people were crammed into the cellars of the school when, at around midnight, an aerial mine containing 500lbs of high explosive hit the three-storey school.
BOMB disposal experts will today try to defuse a huge two-ton aerial mine dropped by the RAF on Berlin.
Includes a Catherine wheel, 11 pretty coloured fountains, five Roman candles, four rockets and an aerial mine.
On 23 September 2014, a B-52H bomber at high altitude north of Guam accomplished an aviation first--the release of a winged, precision aerial mine (fig.
22) A need for rapid clearing and the seeding of the approaches to the bridge with aerial mines at the same time it was attacked would have made the task immeasurably worse.
They also dealt with aerial mines, particularly magnetic mines.
One little-known operation went under the dark moniker of Operation STARVATION, the deployment of aerial mines by B-29s.
The French attacked the shelter on March 18, 1918 with aerial mines which penetrated the ground.
It included rocket launchers, smoke ejectors, front mounted machine guns, aerial mines with tiny parachutes, heat seeking air-to-air missiles and rear flamethrowers.

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