bombing run


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bombing run

In bombing, that part of the flight that begins, normally from an initial point, with the approach to the target, includes the target acquisition, and ends normally at the weapon release point.
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MacNamara and his colleagues noticed that nearly 25% of all planes that went up on daytime bombing runs turned back before they ever reached their target.
NATO fighter jets have attacked three ports in bombing runs, targeting Muammar Gaddafi's navy with the goal of protecting the nearby rebel-held port of Misrata.
Badly injured in a bombing run by British fighter planes, Claus is recruited by the Resistance to spearhead the latest assassination attempt.
He was evacuated to Wrekin College, Shropshire, in 1943 because his home town was on the Nazi bombing run to Manchester.
His childhood dreams of flying are realized when he takes part in a top-secret bombing run over enemy territory.
We hope to be able to display the bomb casing beside the shelter and the bombing run diagram.
The flight's primary mission was a bombing run against a target in Hanoi, but bad weather forced it to divert to point 30 miles north of Vinh instead.
A Tornado pilot told yesterday of his feelings of relief every time he returns from Iraqi airspace following a bombing run.
Miraculously, the initial Japanese bombing run had left the gigantic Flying For-tresses largely unscathed.
The bombing run was filmed in the Iraqi province of Diyala, which borders Iran.
Unable to execute a true dive-bombing attack with his Vindicator, Fleming began a glide bombing run out of the sun from an altitude of 4,000 feet, setting his sights on Mikuma.
The Tornado GR4 was flying back to Ali Al Salem air base in Kuwait after a bombing run at around 2am.