incendiary bomb


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incendiary bomb

[in′sen·dē‚er·ē ′bäm]
(ordnance)
A bomb designed to be dropped from an aircraft to destroy or reduce the utility of a target by the effects of combustion.
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Talking of the three-night Swansea Blitz she said: "I found myself one night on the flat roof of Lloyds bank in the centre of Swansea with a sweeping brush knocking incendiary bombs into the street.
John remembers having a few near misses at the hands of incendiary bombs landing in the local community.
Before the explosion, the firemen were damping the ship down before an incendiary bomb set off the explosion.
Detectives in Carrickfergus asked for anyone with information about the incendiary bomb or who saw any suspicious activity to come forward with information.
The shock find was made yesterday afternoon when the incendiary bomb was spotted by a worker at the Otterspool site in Aigburth.
My father survived the war without injury, only to lose part of his eyesight while dealing with an incendiary bomb as an ARP during World War ll.
It looked like an incendiary bomb so I Googled it on my phone and it came up with an image exactly like the one I had in my hand.
One night during the Blitz, my mother had to push me back into the Anderson shelter as I was trying, along with grown ups, to rescue the horse from the blazing stable which had been hit by an incendiary bomb.
The men involved could have killed and maimed with their incendiary bomb.
He said the bakehouse was on fire so I jumped up to follow him into the bakehouse and there was an incendiary bomb there that had burst and was firing," he said.
During the war, he was coming back up Belgrave Road and an incendiary bomb hit his lorry and killed him.
One problem facing developers is that bombs can be mistaken for debris - a 1kg incendiary bomb can look identical to a scaffold pipe.