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ground fire

[′grau̇nd ‚fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire, such as antiaircraft fire, that originates from the ground.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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'If it was on a routine flight, then normally it is at altitude to guard against ground fire that people are thinking now may have brought it down
Operational expenses are so high that the Army was forced to cancel procurement of the Comanche, a stealth helicopter that would have been far more immune to ground fire than the Apaches that got shot down last year in Iraq.
He added: "We took ground fire and we returned fire.
Despite enemy ground fire that took out her hydraulics and a surface-to-air missile impact that destroyed much of her aircraft's tail, she was able to get her airplane back to Tallil AB, Iraq, and land it safely.
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Shortly after acquiring the medallions, the pilot's aircraft was severely damaged by ground fire. He was forced to land behind enemy lines and was immediately captured by a German patrol.
My own experience from June 1944 will perhaps illustrate the significance of non-radar directed ground fire to an aircraft.
With few islands of grass in which to hide, mice, voles, chipmunks, and squirrels became easy targets in areas of ground fire." And should the number of small mammals temporarily decline as predators multiply in the immediate wake of a fire, "the increased number of predators would soon face a food shortage themselves, continuing the ongoing adjustment in the predator-prey ratio."
Jack Rhoads of the 67th Tactical Recon Group, based at Kimpo AB, was killed when his plane was hit by enemy ground fire and exploded.
18, 1944, when his aircraft was hit by ground fire and crashed into the ocean.
He said the bandits also suffered heavy casualties as the military delivered ground fire from 105 howitzers.