sighting angle


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sighting angle

[′sīd·iŋ ‚aŋ·gəl]
(ordnance)
In bombing, the angle between the line of sight to the aiming point and the vertical.

sighting angle

An angle between the line of sight to the aiming point and the local vertical at the time of a bomb release. Also called a dropping angle.
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The data were truncated at 6000 ft (1829 m) from the trackline; beyond this distance, sightings were few, and measured sighting angles and counts of numbers were imprecise.
Sighting distances were grouped, because the observers tended to round sighting angles.