flying bomb


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flying bomb

[¦flī·iŋ ′bäm]
(ordnance)
Popularly, any explosive robot plane, guided missile, rocket bomb, or the like; specifically, the German V-1 explosive robot plane of World War II.
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RAF hero Joseph Berry was a pilot with an unusual skill - he was an expert at shooting down Hitler's feared VI "Doodlebug" flying bombs.
America's war on terrorism has already cost African nations more then they can afford, and the possible use of a US registered 727 as a flying bomb is too horrific to contemplate.
I would relate those exact feelings to the flying bomb. From later experience, I reckon that particular V-1 cleared my head by about 150 ft.
"In giving new information about the flying bomb attack on Southern England, Mr Sandys revealed that in 80 days the Germans launched 8,000 missiles, of which 2,300 reached the London region.
Prof Willmore even calculated the height they would have to fly to battle against the V1 flying bomb menace which was causing severe damage and carnage in the south of England.
They keep issuing these games as if the entire production staff were at risk of being hit by a flying bomb tomorrow.
The co-operative approach did not work with suicidal hijackers intent on turning the aircraft into a flying bomb.
The V-1 flying bomb - nicknamed "the doodlebug" - had arrived and scored its first deadly success of World War Two.
1944: The first V1 flying bomb, or 'doodlebug', landed in England.
1944: The first V1 flying bomb, or ''doodlebug'''', landed in England.
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