attack plane


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attack plane

[ə′tak ‚plān]
(aerospace engineering)
A multiweapon carrier aircraft which can carry bombs, torpedoes, and rockets.
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The Russian SU-24 attack plane was shot down earlier Tuesday by two Turkish F-16s after the Russian pilots were warned 10 times -- without a response, Turkish officials said.
The deployment of some of Russia's most advanced ground attack plane and fighter jets as well as multiple air defence systems at the base near the ancestral home of President Bashar al-Assad appears to leave little doubt about Moscow's goal to establish a major military base in the Middle East.
Caption: Douglas AD-2 Skyraider attack plane of Attack Squadron (VA) 702 over the Japanese islands, after being launched on a routine flight from USS Boxer (CV21) in September 1951.
Although he acknowledged that a light attack plane would be useful, for example, in building partnership capacity with other nations, "that is outside the core mission set of the United States Air Force.
Many security teams will take the view that monitoring should come from a third party and provide some capabilities for being out of band to the attack plane.
An American A-10 tankbuster attack plane killed Lance Corporal Matty Hull by firing on his vehicle near Basra in the first week of the 2003 invasion.
Several times a day, mostly just outside the city, there has been the sound of a US A-10 Warthog attack plane blasting a target with its cannon, which fires 70 30-mm shells a second.
The former Olympic athlete was killed and more than 30 others wounded in early September 2006 when an American A-10 Warthog ground attack plane strafed his company while they were having breakfast in Panjwai district during Operation MEDUSA.
We were often the lead attack plane with 1,000 planes following us.
The Skyraider, a carrier-based attack plane and bomber, joins an F-14 Tomcat and an A-6 Intruder on display at the Naval Support Activity Philadelphia compound.
The Harrier is an attack plane and boasts the ability to take-off vertically.
Launched from Navy carriers, the F/A-18 is an all-weather fighter and attack plane, used for air-to-ground strikes and reconnaissance, or spying missions.