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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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American intelligence officers were fairly well informed about Germany's new planes, but they knew little about what Arado had come up with: the world's first jet bomber, the Ar 234.
At the start of the Cold War, jet bombers were the only means of carrying nuclear weapons to enemy targets, but as James expS lains, as an 'Iron Curtain' fell across Europe, those tensions between the superpowers of America and the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s led to the jet bomber coming to define how the Cold War was fought.
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Iran announced on Sunday a new unmanned jet bomber that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dubs an "ambassador of death" to Israel and other enemies.
There's even a sequence when an idyllic island hideaway is blasted into oblivion by the baddie's jet bomber.
If the Soviets were to build a high-speed jet bomber, carriers might be defenseless if they could not launch high-speed interceptors from their decks.
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The 97ft-long jet bomber - which was designed to carry nuclear weapons - was then gently dropped to earth with its weight supported in a sling hung beneath a crane.
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