shuttle bombing

shuttle bombing

[′shəd·əl ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Bombing of objectives, utilizing two bases; a bomber formation bombs its target, flies on to its second base, reloads, and returns to its home base, again bombing a target if required.
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The carpet bombing and shuttle bombing that the German, Italian, and Spanish air forces tested that day became a common practice during World War II.
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