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bomber

[′bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An airplane specifically designed to carry and drop bombs. Also known as bombardment aircraft.

bomber

An aircraft designed to carry and release bombs at long ranges. The term these days is used mainly for strategic aircraft.
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The ruthless commander of an American bomber squadron tries to turn his men into an efficient fighting force - but the tensions of leadership drive him to the edge of a nervous breakdown.
A second bomber squadron teamed up to sink the other ships.
This book is the photographic history of the 305th Weilkopolski Polish bomber squadron that operated as part of the British RAF from 1940 to 1947.
But the most inspirational deeds are attributed to the women of 588th night bomber squadron who flew up to 500 night raids.
While this bomber squadron operates with pilots on board the cockpit, plans are in consideration to reconfigure some of the units to act as drones.
In his Air Force career, Rberg commanded the only B-2 stealth bomber wing, a jet pilot training wing, a bomber operations group and a bomber squadron. He was a command pilot with more than 4,700 hours in fighter-bomber, bomber and trainer aircraft.
The Quadrifoglio Verde was borrowed from Italy's '10th Caproni Bomber Squadron', which uses the symbol on its WWI-era airplanes.
A satirical novel written by Joseph Heller describes the events of a US bomber squadron in World War II.
The Deathshead insignia can also be traced to two variant insignia designs - the 85th Fighter Squadron and the 552nd Medium Bomber Squadron.
He volunteered the day after war broke out, trained as a pilot and was eventually posted to a bomber squadron.
Col Fitzroy Newsum, USAF (Retired), was assigned to the 617th Bomber Squadron. Col Newsum stated that then-Col Davis was big on safety and let everyone know that it was his personal priority.