depth bomb


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depth bomb

[′depth ‚bäm]
(ordnance)
An explosive item designed to be dropped from an aircraft for use against underwater targets.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Alerting the ship to the U-boats position, the PBY-5A aircraft dropped depth bombs as U-94 frantically began an emergency dive.
Although he managed to submerge before the aircraft was overhead, the swirl and still-exposed conning tower proved sufficient targets for the pilot, who released four MK XXIX depth bombs, each with a 50-foot depth setting, from his racks.