antiaircraft barrage

antiaircraft barrage

[′an·tē′er‚kraft bə′räzh]
(ordnance)
A concentration of antiaircraft fire covering an area through which enemy aircraft are likely to fly. Also known as predicted barrage.
Less precisely, any concentration of antiaircraft fire.
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Limited to a single attack route to the plant, the Corsairs "came down in a line into the heaviest antiaircraft barrage I had seen thus far, all concentrating on our approach route," Glenn remembered.
While sweating sailors kept up a continuing antiaircraft barrage, he kept their spirits up with this phrase.
Other ships were under attack and several of our CAP fighters that had pursued the attackers in, trying to stop them before they reached the fleet, found themselves caught up in our own ships' antiaircraft barrage.