contour flying

contour flying

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Flying at very low heights by maintaining a constant height above the ground and thus following the terrain profile. It should not be confused with nap-of-the-earth flying.
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At 50 feet, contour flying was an exercise in terror as aircraft attacked enemy machine gun posts.
Contour flying fighters strafed disorganized troops and sought out antitank guns with 25-pound bombs.