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Aerial bomb: An aerial bomb is a type of explosive weapon intended to travel through the air with predictable trajectories, usually designed to be dropped from an aircraft. Aerial bombs include a vast range and complexity of designs, from unguided gravity bombs to guided bombs, hand tossed from a vehicle, to needing a large specially built delivery vehicle; or perhaps be the vehicle itself such as a glide bomb, instant detonation or delay-action bomb. The act is termed aerial bombing. As with other types of explosive weapons, aerial bombs are designed to kill and injure people and destroy materiel through the projection of blast and fragmentation outwards from the point of detonation.
- also known as 航空炸弹
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An International Encyclopedia from 5000 B.C. to the 21st Century by Diagram Group
The first specific aerial bomb was the German APR of 1912. Serious development began in WW1 , with such bombs as the German PuW of 1915, which had a streamlined steel case and a centrifugal arming device. By the end of WW1, bombs ...
by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor
a conventional aerial bomb that is simply dropped from the sky without any targeting capability in the bomb US, 1962 ¦...
The Dictionary of Espionage (2013)
Spyspeak into English by Joseph Goulden
HEDDY A simulated aerial bomb that duplicates the noise of a falling bomb, intended to create confusion and fear in ...
Including All the Words in Common Use Defined So that They Can be Easily Understood by William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
heavy cannon called a mortar, and usually exploded by a tuhe filled with some substance easily burned and called a fuse; any shell similarly constructed and thrown by the hand or dropped from an airship: aerial bomb, a long steel cylinder ...
by Igor V Sharshakov
aerial beacon – авиамаяк aerial bomb – авиационная бомба aerial communication – воздушное сообщение aerial counter preparation – авиационная контрподготовка aerial element – аэромобильное подразделение aerial engineer ...
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