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dive bomber

a military aircraft designed to release its bombs on a target during a steep dive

dive bomber

[′dīv ‚bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An aircraft designed to release bombs during a steep dive.
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Dive bombers sacrificed range for a heavier load of ordnance during a planned attack, carrying a 1,000 pound armor-piercing bomb.
Stukas over Spain: Dive Bomber Aircraft and Units of the Legion Condor
"We were attacked by dive bombers, U-boats and E-boats would fire torpedoes at us.
Thus, during the initial strike against Midway, the Type 99 dive bombers from Akagi and Kaga formed a single attack unit, likewise the Type 97 attack bombers from Soryu and Hiryu.
Forty three Mitsubishi A6M2 fighters armed with machine guns and cannon set off, followed by 49 Nakajima B5N bombers carrying 1760-pound armour piercing bombs, 51 Aichi D3A dive bombers and another 40 Nakajima bombers carrying torpedoes modified for the shallow waters of Pearl Harbor.
Jack "Dusty" Kleiss--who got his nickname when a cloud of dust enveloped his plane after an off-runway landing one day in Hawaii--was a pilot of one of the US Navy's dive bombers, the SBD Dauntless Sail-Seven from the carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) s Scouting Squadron Six.
Imagine the early morning of September 24, 1944, 22 American carrier-based dive bombers and 96 fighter escorts carrying bombs of the Fast Carrier Task Force (TF) 38 surprised the Japanese fleet.
He's moved to tears to learn that his grandfather fought heroically in a battle at Banana Ridge, near Tunis, shooting down the Luftwaffe's Stuka dive bombers.
Fred was the last surviving Green Howard from the famously brave battle in Otta, Norway, where his battalion came under fire from about 200 Stuka dive bombers. The Green Howards held their line despite being almost hopelessly outgunned and prevented the Germans from advancing.
But the liner was attacked by Luftwaffe Junkers 88 dive bombers and sank within 20 minutes.
Many of these were navy fighters and dive bombers involved in a temporaiy shuffling of units between Rabaul and Bougainville.
MORE than 66,000 British Navy sailors and merchant seamen braved freezing temperatures, Luftwaffe dive bombers and wolf packs of U-boats to ensure Russia was supplied with essential food and munitions from 1941 to 1945, but shamefully they received no Arctic campaign medal.