high-angle fire


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high-angle fire

[¦hī ‚aŋ·gəl ′fīr]
(ordnance)
Fire delivered at elevations greater than the elevation of maximum range.
Fire whose range decreases as the angle of elevation is increased; typical of mortar and howitzer fire.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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HE rounds were used for direct and high-angle fire against enemy watercraft and shore targets.

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