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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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.
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.
Designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the sleek P-38 evolved into a versatile aircraft that was also used for dive bombing, level bombing, ground strafing and photo-reconnaissance missions.
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