ground strafing

ground strafing

[′grau̇nd ‚strāf·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Attack upon ground troops by low-flying aircraft using bombs, machine gun, and cannon.
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Rather than the usual chronological description of his Great War experiences, each chapter is devoted to a particular air warfare topic and his experience with it (e.g., training, dawn patrols, high altitude patrols, heroes, ground strafing).
But the technique thought of today as manoeuvre warfare the artillery fire of a thousand guns became a science ..." --blitzkrieg--with its coordinated application of ground strafing aircraft, tanks, advancing infantry, and supporting artillery, was first used against the Germans in the Hundred Day campaign.
The whole of Wales has been designated as a flying area for the exercise, while so-called "managed danger area" ranges at Castle martin and Manorbier in Pembrokeshire and Pembrey near Llanelli will be used for ground strafing, bombing and missile practiceusing live ammunition.
Although wounded in the wrist and stomach by ground fire, Mawle made it back, but during a ground strafing sortie later in the day Manzer failed to return.
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