direct fire


direct fire
Fire delivered on a target using the target itself as a point of aim for either the weapon or the director.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Direct fire — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Direct fire — A gunner aiming a QF 4 inch Mk V naval gun for direct firing Direct fire refers to the launching of a projectile directly at a target on a relatively flat trajectory. The firing weapon must have a sighting device and an unobstructed line of sight …   Wikipedia

  • direct fire — tiesioginė ugnis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Ugnis, nukreipta į taikytojo matomą taikinį. atitikmenys: angl. direct fire pranc. tir direct …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • direct fire — tiesioginė ugnis statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Ugnis, tiesiogiai nukreipta į taikinį, kurį mato taikytojas. atitikmenys: angl. direct fire rus. огонь прямой наводкой …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • direct fire — noun fire delivered on a target that is visible to the person aiming it • Hypernyms: ↑fire, ↑firing * * * noun Etymology: direct (III) + fire, v. : gunfire by direct aiming on a visible target …   Useful english dictionary

  • direct-fire —  ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷, | ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to fire without provision for preheating the air or gas some furnaces are direct fired …   Useful english dictionary

  • direct fire — artillery fire aimed straight at a target …   English contemporary dictionary

  • direct fire — /dəˌrɛkt ˈfaɪə/ (say duh.rekt fuyuh) noun gunfire delivered on a target, using the target itself as a point of aim for either the gun or the director …   Australian English dictionary

  • direct fire control — tiesioginis ugnies valdymas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Toks ugnies valdymas, kai ugnis valdoma tik mechaninėmis priemonėmis (komandomis, signalais, perduodant juos įvairiomis ryšių priemonėmis ar be jų). atitikmenys: angl. direct fire… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • Direct — Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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