fighter bomber


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fighter bomber

[′fīd·ər ‚bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A fighter aircraft that is designed to have bombs, or rockets, added to it so that it may be used as a bomber.
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The Eurofighter is currently operational at Steinhoff Fighter Wing 73 in Lge, Fighter Wing 74 in Neuburg and Boelke Fighter Bomber Wing 31 in Noervenich.
The naval deployment is carrying dozens of fighter bombers and helicopters and is expected to join around 10 other Russian vessels already off the Syrian coast, diplomats said.
Different types of fighter jets and fighter bombers took part in the air show staged over the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran.
The Chinese Air Force used aircraft including fighter jets, fighter bombers and early warning planes, while those used by Pakistan included fighter jets and early warning planes, Shen said.
His account brought back uncanny but familiar memories for my own experiences of a bug-infested and under-thestairs lobby, then a dash outside to our Anderson shelter dodging flying shrapnel and in addition being machine-gunned by fighter bombers that had dropped their 'eggs' on Castle-Bromwich Fighter-Station.
But they waited until large numbers of heavily-armed terrorists arrived at the HQ 20 miles north of Kirkuk before calling in Tornado GR4 fighter bombers.
Also in this category was the munitions workers, the Land Army girls and all the production workers employed at Dunlop, Castle Bromwich who were feeding the Spitfires and fighter bombers at the Bromwich Aerodrome fighter station.
NNA - Aircraft carrier-based fighter bombers strafed and bombarded Pro-Gaddafi positions throughout Libya, Kenis Fiddler of the North Africa Military Command-based in Stutgardt Germany announced today.
Alavi also warned that Israel was within Iran's medium-range missiles' reach and that of its fighter bombers, while maintaining that Israel was not strong enough to launch an aerial attack against Iran.
Israeli fighter bombers killed five Lebanese soldiers and wounded 41 in an overnight strike on an army base.
Knight, who died in May 2004 from leukemia at age 74, flew fighter bombers over Vietnam and is most famous for a 1967 flight in an X-15 rocket plane from Edwards Air Force Base, in which he set a speed record of 4,520 mph.
The official declined to elaborate, but Yonhap News Agency reported the fighter unit includes six F-117A stealth fighter bombers and about 10 F-15E fighter jets.