fighter bomber


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fighter bomber

[′fīd·ər ‚bäm·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
A fighter aircraft that is designed to have bombs, or rockets, added to it so that it may be used as a bomber.
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The naval deployment is carrying dozens of fighter bombers and helicopters and is expected to join around 10 other Russian vessels already off the Syrian coast, diplomats said.
Different types of fighter jets and fighter bombers took part in the air show staged over the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital Tehran.
The Ministry said in a statement that "the bombers Tupolev - 22 M 3, long-range fighter bombers and Sukhoi - hit 34 goals for the Daesh organization in the Syrian Deir al-Zour province.
Shaheen-4, which was staged in China last year, featured fighters, fighter bombers as well as airborne early warning and control (AEW and C) aircraft.
The Typhoon fighter bombers had only arrived at Britain's airbase in Akrotiri, Cyprus on Thursday, bolstering its strike force of Tornado warplanes.
The squadron of Tornado GR4 fighter bombers - Number 12 Squadron - was due to be disbanded in March and replaced with a squadron of Typhoon air defense fighters.
His account brought back uncanny but familiar memories for my own experiences of a bug-infested and under-thestairs lobby, then a dash outside to our Anderson shelter dodging flying shrapnel and in addition being machine-gunned by fighter bombers that had dropped their 'eggs' on Castle-Bromwich Fighter-Station.
Also in this category was the munitions workers, the Land Army girls and all the production workers employed at Dunlop, Castle Bromwich who were feeding the Spitfires and fighter bombers at the Bromwich Aerodrome fighter station.
NNA - Aircraft carrier-based fighter bombers strafed and bombarded Pro-Gaddafi positions throughout Libya, Kenis Fiddler of the North Africa Military Command-based in Stutgardt Germany announced today.
For example, while he discusses his Korean War service in fighter bombers, he does not mention why he did not get into the "glory" fighter of the conflict, the F-86.
Alavi also warned that Israel was within Iran's medium-range missiles' reach and that of its fighter bombers, while maintaining that Israel was not strong enough to launch an aerial attack against Iran.
Israeli fighter bombers killed five Lebanese soldiers and wounded 41 in an overnight strike on an army base.