high-altitude bombing

high-altitude bombing

[′hī ¦al·tə‚tüd ′bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Bombing, especially horizontal bombing, from a high altitude, such as over 15,000 feet (4500 meters).

high-altitude bombing

A bombing in which the height of release is over 15,000 ft (4.5 km).
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The first capability is altitude--the ability to overfly adversaries' defenses--first demonstrated with high-altitude bombing by German zeppelins over London in World War I.
During that same war, we also lost more aviators to frostbite from flying high-altitude bombing runs than we did from the Luftwaffe, because it took three generations of electrically heated flying suits from the Army's Materiel Command to get the technology right.
The CIA chief revealed that the US also considered running a high-altitude bombing raid from B-2 bombers or launching a "direct shot" with cruise missiles, but ruled out those options because of the possibility of "too much collateral."
The great white hero Kennedy was even persuaded, against his better judgment, to launch high-altitude bombing raids and send a bunch of thugs to land at the Bay of Pigs.
By the time we left Italy in April 1945, our radar group's record for radar sets operating reliably during entire flight missions had climbed to about 95 percent, and radar had proved itself a valuable technical tool for carrying out successful high-altitude bombing missions.
Together, these realities made high-altitude bombing problematic and pin-point accuracy almost impossible.
The war is presented as if it were won by the long, messy and almost counterproductive high-altitude bombing missions that caused so many unnecessary casualties and did so much to erode international support for it.
"This is a time for intense diplomacy and face-to-face negotiations, not for missiles and high-altitude bombing. This is especially a time for multilateralism," says the Sept.
This is a time for intense diplomacy and face-to-face negotiations, not for missiles and high-altitude bombing. This is especially a time for multilateralism: the world needs wisdom from every region if we are to grasp the full consequences of the choices confronting us," the letter read.
No other game lets you dogfight over Dover and partake in a high-altitude bombing mission over Europe half an hour later.
The precision raid littered the streets with wreckage and body parts and marked a change from relying on high-altitude bombing.
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