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precision bombing

[prə′sizh·ən ¦bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Horizontal bombing done with the appropriate precision instruments and equipment so as to strike a target of comparatively small bulk or area.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

precision bombing

In a restricted sense, horizontal bombing done with appropriate precision instruments and equipment to strike a target of comparatively small bulk or area. In a general sense, any type of bombing against a small or restricted target.
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29, 2015, published by openDemocracy.net), the author, Daniele Archibugi, maintains that 'bombing from the air is not only ineffective; it is counterproductive, especially against a nonterritorial entity such as Isis,' and that 'air strikes do not manage to eliminate actual or potential terrorists or suicide bombers.' Some war historians say that even the so-called 'precision bombing' resorted to by the Allied forces was found to be 'ineffective because the technology did not allow for sufficient accuracy...
Precision bombing is another example of a surgical strike carried out by aircraft - it can be contrasted against carpet bombing, the latter which results in high collateral damage and a wide range of destruction over an affected area which may or may not include high civilian casualties.
Surely, rather than occupying Iraq once again, it would be more effective for Nato to provide air cover and special forces to guide their precision bombing operations together with a much better equipped Iraqi force.
In his discussion of Bomber Command in World War II, he ignores the failure of RAF pre-war theory that called for daylight precision bombing (discarded almost immediately because of unacceptable losses to German fighters), the switch to a night precision bombing campaign (discarded subsequently due to an inability to navigate accurately at night to a target city, let alone a factory), and the final choice of night area bombardment that destroyed a lot of housing but failed to seriously disrupt German industrial production.
LeMay's shift from high-altitude precision bombing to low-altitude area incendiary bombing brought about the destruction of Japan's dispersed urban industries and, Wolk maintains, the collapse of its will to continue prosecuting the war.
30, New Orleans: Lagniappe Lecture: "The B-17 Flying Fortress." Discussion of the B-17 and its role in the precision bombing of Germany.
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We do the same activities, the same precision bombing," the soft-spoken 26-year-old said of her male colleagues at Mushaf base in north Pakistan, where neatly piled warheads sit in sweltering 50 degree Celsius heat.
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Precision bombing, blitzkrieg For those below, the same.
After a lot of ups and downs, the results were good enough to order modifications to some Lancaster bombers and the formation of a special precision bombing squadron, 617.

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