skip bombing


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skip bombing

[′skip ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Releasing one or more bombs from a plane flying at a low altitude, so that the bomb or bombs glance off the surface of the water or ground and strike the target.

skip bombing

A method of aerial bombing in which a bomb is released from such a low altitude that it slides or glances along the surface of the water or ground and strikes the target at or above water level or ground level. See skip distance (ii).
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The author skillfully reminds the reader that unconventionally modified aircraft, low-altitude and skip bombing, and parafrag bombs and improvised "daisy cutters" are all part of the incredible history of Fifth Air Force.
aircraft to do low-altitude skip bombing and even engage in dogfights with Zeros
Thus he decided on skip bombing, so-called because pilots would fly low and release bombs from 350 to 200 feet from their targets, skipping them over the water like rocks until they hit vessels or exploded beneath them.