precision bombing


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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.

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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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.
Although primarily a night time bomber, it excelled in daylight precision bombing.
This highly sophisticated UK-developed and manufactured weapon is the backbone of the RAF s precision bombing capability, said Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Minister Philip Dunne, This contract to boost the MoD s weapon stocks will sustain hundreds of skilled jobs in the defence manufacturing sector in both Scotland and England.
Defence minister Philip Dunne said Paveway bombs were "the backbone of the RAF's precision bombing capability".
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.
He contends that the American contribution to this general idea was the envisioning of a precision bombing campaign based on sophisticated technology: "The finite destruction would end wars quickly, without crippling manpower losses--maximum results with a minimum of death--and thus, bombing would actually serve as a beneficial instrument of war.
Other original Banksys featured in the sale include HMV Dog (estimate pounds 10,000 to pounds 15,000), Precision Bombing (pounds 15,000 to pounds 25,000), Watchtower Collaboration - Blu (estimate pounds 10,000 to pounds 15,000) and Balloon Girl (estimate pounds 20,000 to pounds 30,000).
Only the former US congresswoman Catherine McKinney seems to have taken the trouble of going to the house and describing what this precision bombing actually did.
It was most famous as one of the few specialised squadrons to undertake daylight precision bombing through cloud with the aid of the airborne radar.
From the latter one gets a sense of the dissension that existed for years at the highest levels of the Royal Air Force on the issue of precision bombing versus area bombing.
The fighter jets carried out a precision bombing, hitting the terrorist targets, the General Staff said.

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