position firing

position firing

[pə′zish·ən ‚fīr·iŋ]
(ordnance)
A method of defensive gunnery used by bombers, especially during World War II, in which definite amounts of deflection are prescribed for firing at attacking fighter planes.
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While their clear instructions regarding prone position firing will help me shoot more accurately, helping our vets to decompress from multiple deployments will improve and even save many of their lives.
Ground reports also suggest that the rebels are at an advantageous position firing from a hill- top.
I advanced in a crouched position firing at the sniper as I went.
Among the British dead was Lieutenant Colonel Herbert (H) Jones, who received a posthumous VC for charging at a welldefended enemy position firing a sub-machine gun.

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