ground strafing

ground strafing

[′grau̇nd ‚strāf·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Attack upon ground troops by low-flying aircraft using bombs, machine gun, and cannon.
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blitzkrieg--with its coordinated application of ground strafing aircraft, tanks, advancing infantry, and supporting artillery, was first used against the Germans in the Hundred Day campaign.
The whole of Wales has been designated as a flying area for the exercise, while so-called "managed danger area" ranges at Castle martin and Manorbier in Pembrokeshire and Pembrey near Llanelli will be used for ground strafing, bombing and missile practiceusing live ammunition.
Although wounded in the wrist and stomach by ground fire, Mawle made it back, but during a ground strafing sortie later in the day Manzer failed to return.
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