offset bombing


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offset bombing

[′ȯf‚set ′bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Any bombing procedure which employs a reference or aiming point other than the actual target.

offset bombing

Any bombing procedure that employs a reference or aiming point other than the actual target. This type of bombing is employed when the target cannot be seen or is a poor reference point. When employed, the compensating factors are either set into the bombsight or computed by the crew or the bombardier.