incendiary bomb


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incendiary bomb

[in′sen·dē‚er·ē ′bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb designed to be dropped from an aircraft to destroy or reduce the utility of a target by the effects of combustion.
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Twenty-four high explosive bombs and between 100 and 150 incendiary bombs fell in swampy ground near a village in the North East.
CARNAGE: The Blitz on Swansea Incendiary bombs were also dropped over Swansea and its town centre was engulfed in a firestorm of flames.
If something goes wrong we are talking about an incendiary bomb which could have a projectile force of up to a hundred metres.
Dissident republicans have been responsible for a series of incendiary bomb attacks on DIY stores in the last week.
The factory was destroyed by an incendiary bomb so I managed to get a job at The Armstrong Siddeley but heard the wages were PS5 more at The Standard.
He said the bakehouse was on fire so I jumped up to follow him into the bakehouse and there was an incendiary bomb there that had burst and was firing," he said.
The incendiary bomb had gone through the roof and a mattress caught fire, so the people in there grabbed hold of it and tried to put it through the landing window on the side of the house.
Two of the chaps gave me some information that I didn't know - that at least one incendiary bomb dropped on the cottage at the Netherton end of the wood at the bottom of Bill Gate, the home in those days of the Baxter family and, Les Baxter (former Fartown rugby player) is said to have gone on to the roof to throw it off.
In the late evening of Monday May 5 1941 the church at the corner of Leece Street and Berry street was hit by an incendiary bomb during the blitz.
The shock find was made yesterday afternoon when the incendiary bomb was spotted by a worker at the Otterspool site in Aigburth.
Incendiary bomb blasts in Northern Ireland put the peace process under fresh pressure last night.
They just doused the fire into black, steaming ashes, jumped aboard their vehicle and raced off to the next blaze: Brown Brothers motor factors, about 150 yards away in Adam Street, another incendiary bomb casualty.