bomb fin

bomb fin

[′bäm ‚fin]
(ordnance)
A fin attached to a bomb in order to afford directional stability.
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According to independent weapons experts consulted by the organization who assessed photographs of a bomb fin taken by a journalist at the site, a US-made precision-guided Paveway-series aerial bomb was used in the attack.
"It's remarkable to handle a German incendiary bomb fin which was found in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral, together with parts of old Coventry tramway retrieved from the devastation; following World War Two trams did not run again in Coventry."
In the morning we would walk around the beach and see lots of bomb fins sticking up out of the sand."