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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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Rebecca Grant, notes that the new bomber will not need a lot of freshly developed technology, but can utilize technologies developed for other aircraft such as the F-22 and F-35.
US fighter planes intercepted two Russian bombers flying unusually close to an American aircraft carrier in the western Pacific during the weekend, it was reported yesterday.
This book contains a lot of pictures that include different types of bombers and the results of the bombings, which gave me a better image of the topic.
After an exchange of fire, the bomber blew himself in the airport parking lot, they added.
2005) is transformed into a mad bomber by the cruel abuse he suffers at the hands of a paranoid regime.
12, 1944, says: "Ten Me-109s attacked the rear of the bomber formation from below and left one B-17 burning, with 6 chutes seen to open.
The park also includes a one-eighth scale model of a B-2 bomber provided by Northrop Grumman, the bomber's prime contractor.
He focused on the report that one of the bombers had tried, unsuccessfully thank God, to detonate his lethal device beside a woman holding a baby.
Edited by Bob Irving, a well-known Winnipeg sports broadcaster who has covered the Blue Bombers for the past thirty-two seasons-and primarily written by a group of Winnipeg sports journalists including Hal Sigurdson, Bob Picken, Roger Currie, Paul Friesen, Don Wittman, Jim Bender, Joe Pascucci, Ed Tait, and Judy Owen-Blue & Gold attempts, in the words of former Blue Bomber player and General Manager Paul Robson, to "dispel the myths, catalogue the facts and maintain the fantasies that surround and amplify the story of a truly unique relationship between a province, a city and a football team.
One of the early problems of the 477th Bombardment Group was that the Army Air Corps had trained many African-American pilots but failed to offer necessary navigation and bombardment training to man a B-25 bomber.
But the new guidelines emphasize that the suspected threat does not have to be "imminent"; rather, all that is necessary to justify a preemptive head shot would be a "reasonable basis" to believe that the targeted individual is a suicide bomber.
The four failed suicide bombers were still on the loose last night as police confirmed two men arrested during a raid in Stockwell, South London, on Friday were NOT among those pictured on CCTV footage.