aerial torpedo


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aerial torpedo

[′e·rē·əl tȯr′pēd·ō]
(ordnance)
A torpedo designed or adapted to be launched from a low-flying aircraft into water.
Formerly, the explosive projectile thrown by a trench mortar and designed so as to fall point down.
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Whether carrying 2,000 pounds of bombs or a single aerial torpedo, the Avenger could reach a speed of 271 mph.
Also called a flying bomb, an aerial torpedo, and Project Liberty Eagle, the small craft was built by the Dayton Metal Products Company.
In 1923, the Chief of the Air Service Engineering Division at McCook Field, Ohio, recommended adapting radio controls to the aerial torpedo and the following year obtained support for the project.
An aerial torpedo went through the little street and the house we were going to sleep in was flattened.
The reports in the paper said it was an aerial torpedo that hit our house.
In fact, Bennett recalled that he had never even seen an aerial torpedo before Hwachon.
He was sent to South Africa in 1945 to aid his recovery and to help with the development of aerial torpedos in preparation for the attack on Japan.