photoflash bomb


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photoflash bomb

[′fōd·ə‚flash ‚bäm]
(engineering)
A missile dropped from aircraft; it contains a photoflash mixture and a means for ignition at a distance above the ground, to produce a brilliant light of short duration for photographic purposes.

photoflash bomb

A bomb designed to produce a brief and intense illumination for medium-altitude night photography. It is obsolete.