radar bombing

radar bombing

[′rā‚där ‚bäm·iŋ]
(ordnance)
Bombing in which radar is used to locate the target or aiming point, to aid in positioning the bombing aircraft at the proper release point for bombing, or to release bombs automatically, especially under conditions of poor visibility.
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The aircraft used radar bombing, utilizing the Intruder's instrument bombing capability, expending sixteen Mk-84 and nine Mk-83 bombs, and eight 5-in.
He introduces his readers to the technologies employed, to the bombers, and to the fighters; to the methods they adopted and changed, such as high and low altitude bombing and radar bombing; to the targets they fought to destroy, such as oil production facilities, aircraft production facilities, and others; and to the leaders and men who conducted the missions and campaigns.
The physicist and future Nobel Prize laureate Luis Alvarez, who was an observer on the Hiroshima mission, later wrote that he always took the story about the last-minute hole in the clouds "with a grain of salt," noting that the errors in placing the bomb were similar to those that occurred with radar bombing. Ground zero ended up being some three-quarters of a mile off target, close enough to the Mitsubishi Steel and Arms Works to destroy it and far enough north to take out a torpedo factory in a different part of the city.
Radar bombing provided SAC the means to deliver atomic weapons through adverse weather and under the cover of darkness; however, Kenney and McMullen failed to offer sufficient guidance on training.
During the 1930's, he worked at the Bell Telephone Laboratoriesathe company that would later become AT&Taand researched navigation systems and radar bombing systems for World War II.
He married Frances Hildreth Townes in 1941, and during World War II designed radar bombing systems for Bell Laboratories.
He married his wife, Frances Hildreth Townes, in 1941, and during World War II designed radar bombing systems for Bell Laboratories.
One supervisor notes that, "he would be extremely useful as a member of an advanced party, when setting up new Radar Bombing System sites." Another notes that, "MSgt Etchberger is the kind of NCO I would desire in my unit in combat." Another said, "Without a doubt, one of the most inspired, dedicated, competent, and impressive NCOs that I have ever observed." In fact, the statement that, 'He is the most outstanding NCO leader I have ever known," can be found, not once or twice, but five times.
The plane carried a radar bombing and navigation aid developed by Bell Telephone Laboratories and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
As operations officer of VMA-323, I learned that mission requirements fell into six general categories: interdiction, close air support, armed reconnaissance, rescue combat air patrol, precision radar bombing and air defense.
Another mission involved radar bombing a land target.
Readiness tests had been instituted in early 1948, but LeMay refocused them to emphasize flying, radar bombing, the in-commission rate of aircraft, and the ability to sustain a maximum effort over a period of several days.

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