armor-piercing bomb


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armor-piercing bomb

[′är·mər ¦pirs·iŋ ′bäm]
(ordnance)
A missile, designed for dropping from aircraft, which is capable of penetrating the heaviest deck armor; also effective against reinforced-concrete structures; usually contains charge of explosive D, making up about 15% of the total weight.
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On this duty they normally carried a 500-pound armor-piercing bomb to use in the event they discovered a suitable naval target.
Dive bombers sacrificed range for a heavier load of ordnance during a planned attack, carrying a 1,000 pound armor-piercing bomb.
Most notably, USS Arizona (BB 39) was mortally wounded by an armor-piercing bomb that detonted inside her forward magazine.
A Japanese plane dropped a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb that landed alongside the second turret, crashed through four decks and detonated in the ship's forward ammunition magazine.
The Arizona exploded, having been hit by a 1,760-pound armor-piercing bomb that slammed through her deck and ignited the ammunition magazine.
His skilled and courageous torpedo bomber crews sank West Virginia, Oklahoma, California, and Nevada while a horizontal bomber destroyed Arizona with an armor-piercing bomb.
He said that the report submitted by the monitors after a month of their work in Syria acknowledged the presence of armed groups that are opening fire on security and army personnel and unarmed citizens, vandalizing public and private institutions and using thermal and armor-piercing bombs, pointing out that it was one of those bombs that killed French journalists Gilles Jacquier.
EFPs are armor-piercing bombs that have proven highly effective against US armored vehicles.
forces, the report notes, the number of armor-piercing bombs increased in late March and hit an all-time high in April.
He wanted all airborne aircraft recovered, refueled, and armed with torpedoes and armor-piercing bombs, and the planes already armed to attack Midway rearmed also with torpedoes and armor-piercing bombs.

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