dive bomber


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dive bomber

a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive

dive bomber

[′dīv ‚bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft designed to release bombs during a steep dive.
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The book splendidly describes the strategic and operational uses of air power at sea, and the details of air combat as experienced by fighters, dive bombers and torpedo bombers in the three extraordinary squadrons that comprised Air Group 15.
built trainer aircraft, modified to resemble a ''Val'' dive bomber, crashed on Ford Island near a runway after clipping a palm tree.
Dive Bomber (1941): Flynn portrays a flight medical researcher and Fred MacMurray plays a squadron commander, flyboys who put differences aside and risk all to confront the problems of blackout-inducing G-forces and high-altitude sickness.
Just as we were going to full power, I looked up and saw [an Aichi D3A] Val dive bomber coming down the runway at a very low altitude and he was heading straight for our two Corsairs.
It turned out to be a crow whizzing just past his nose like a feathered dive bomber.
We saw six Zero fighters, a Val dive bomber and a Betty bomber being illegally removed.
Further up the lake, oblivious to the day tripper or more serious fell walker, a watcher of the skies tilts his telescope from a vantage point at Dodd Wood and homes in on a dive bomber extraordinaire.
and a reproduction of a Aichi D3A Val, the most recognized dive bomber involved in the Pearl Harbor attack.
From WWII and the release of the CD-5, Dauntless Dive Bomber and C-47's, to the jet-age featuring the F-4, DC-8, Skylab, and Delta rockets, McDonnell Douglas set the standard for technology and quality.
Although the Thunderbolts did not engage any of the bombers one dive bomber failed to return.
A team composed of members from the Navy, the City of San Diego, and the California Office of Historic Preservation raised the wreck of a World War II-era SB2C-4 Helldiver dive bomber from the mud at the bottom of Lower Otay Reservoir near San Diego on 20 August 2010.