loft bombing


loft bombing
A method of bombing in which the delivery plane approaches the target at a very low altitude, makes a definite pullup at a given point, releases the bomb at a predetermined point during the pullup, and tosses the bomb onto the target. See also toss bombing.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • loft bombing — A method of bombing in which the delivery plane approaches the target at a very low altitude, makes a definite pull up at a given point, releases the bomb at a predetermined point during the pull up, and tosses the bomb onto the target. It is a… …   Aviation dictionary

  • loft bombing — noun a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb • Syn: ↑toss bombing • Hypernyms: ↑bombing run • Hyponyms: ↑over the shoulder bombing …   Useful english dictionary

  • low angle loft bombing — Type of loft bombing of free fall bombs wherein weapon release occurs at an angle less than 35 degrees above the horizontal. See also loft bombing …   Military dictionary

  • medium-angle loft bombing — Type of loft bombing wherein weapon release occurs at an angle between 35 and 75 degrees above the horizontal …   Military dictionary

  • low angle loft bombing — bombardavimas kylant žemu kampu statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Bombų mėtymas, kai orlaiviui padidinus polinkio kampą virš horizonto (ne daugiau kaip 35 laipsniai virš horizonto), leidžiamos laisvai krintančios bombos. atitikmenys: angl. low… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • bombing run — noun that part of the flight that begins with the approach to the target; includes target acquisition and ends with the release of the bombs • Hypernyms: ↑bombing, ↑bombardment • Hyponyms: ↑dive bombing, ↑loft bombing, ↑toss bombing …   Useful english dictionary

  • loft-bomb|ing — «LFT BOM ihng, LOFT », noun. a method of releasing bombs while the bomber is rising almost vertically, causing the bomb to travel through a long arc and explode after the plane is safely out of range; over the shoulder bombing …   Useful english dictionary

  • Toss bombing — (sometimes known as loft bombing) is a method of bombing where the attacking aircraft pulls upwards when releasing its bomb load, giving the bomb additional time of flight by starting its ballistic path with an upward vector.VariantsPop UpIn pop… …   Wikipedia

  • over-the-shoulder bombing — noun a special case of loft bombing in which the bomb is released past the vertical so it is tossed back to the target • Hypernyms: ↑loft bombing, ↑toss bombing * * * over the shoulder bombing, = loft bombing. (Cf. ↑loft bombing) …   Useful english dictionary

  • toss bombing — noun a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb • Syn: ↑loft bombing • Hypernyms: ↑bombing run • Hyponyms: ↑over the shoulder bombing * * * noun Et …   Useful english dictionary


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