loft bombing


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loft bombing

[′lȯft ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
A method of aerial bombing in which the delivery plane approaches the target at a very low altitude, makes a definite pull-up at a given point, releases bomb at predetermined point during the pull-up, and tosses the missile on the target.

loft bombing

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A method of bombing in which the delivery plane approaches the target at a very low altitude, makes a definite pull-up at a given point, releases the bomb at a predetermined point during the pull-up, and tosses the bomb onto the target. It is a low-altitude loft bombing weapon release, which occurs at an angle less than 35° above the horizontal. Following the bomb release, the pilot begins a tight descending turn designed to minimize the aircraft's exposure to target defenses.