direction of attack
A specific direction or route that the main attack or center of mass of the unit will follow. The unit is restricted, required to attack as indicated, and is not normally allowed to bypass the enemy. The direction of attack is used primarily in counterattacks or to ensure that supporting attacks make maximal contribution to the main attack.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • angle of attack — 1. Also called, esp. Brit., angle of incidence. Aeron. the acute angle between the chord of an aircraft wing or other airfoil and the direction of the relative wind. 2. Railroads. the angular attitude of a wheel flange to the rail, esp. on curves …   Universalium

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  • angle of attack — Date: 1908 the acute angle between the direction of the relative wind and the chord of an airfoil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • effective angle of attack — That part of a given angle of attack that lies between the chord of an airfoil and a line representing the resultant velocity of the disturbed flow. This angle is measured on a finite wing, but it has the same effective magnitude as that of an… …   Aviation dictionary

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