For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...

air-to-ground missile

Definition of the noun air-to-ground missile

What does air-to-ground missile mean as a name of something?


  1. a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of air-to-ground missile: air-to-surface missile
    • more generic word: missile = a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives


air-to-ground missile a.k.a. Air-to-surface missile: An air-to-surface missile or air-to-ground missile is a missile designed to be launched from military aircraft and strike ground targets on land, at sea, or both. They are similar to guided glide bombs but to be deemed a missile, they usually contain some kind of propulsion system. The two most common propulsion systems for air-to-surface missiles are rocket motors and jet engines. These also tend to correspond to the range of the missiles — short and long, respectively. Some Soviet air-to-surface missiles are powered by ramjets, giving them both long range and high speed.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for air-to-ground missile

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

air-to-ground missile (AGM) See AIR-TO -SURFACE MISSILE. air-to-surface missile (ASM) A missile launched from an airborne platform at a surface target. Sometimes referred to as an AGM, ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (1999)

by Richard Bowyer

= anti-aircraft missile designed to be fired from an aircraft; air-to-ground missile (AGM) = missile designed to be fired by an aircraft at a target on the ground; See also SURFACE-TO-AIR; air traffic controller = civilian or ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

air-to-ground missile AGM Admiralty General Message; ...

Google previewThe War on Terror Encyclopedia: From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond (2014)

From the Rise of Al-Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond by Jan Goldman Ph.D.

The Hellfire missile is an air-to-ground missile about five and a half feet long that weighs just over 100 pounds and can be fired from attack helicopters and the Predator. The Predator is remotely controlled. A team of three—a pilot and two ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd Edition [4 volumes] (2011)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker

following the failure of the army's DART ATM program, the AGM-22 was to become the primary helicopter-borne air-to-ground missile of the war. However ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns

The Maverick missile is an eight-foot, two— inch, 462-pound precision-guided, air-to-ground missile used primarily for antitank and antiship roles. It can be launched from a variety of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters with a speed of Mach 1 ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Arms Control and Disarmament (2005)

by Jeffrey Arthur Larsen, Dr. James M. Smith

An air-to-ground missile built by Raytheon and Boeing, it carries a nuclear payload, has a range of 2,000 miles, and was meant to be carried to its launch point under the wing of a B-52 bomber. The ACM (AGM-129A) was first introduced into ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996 (1998)

by John E. Jessup

The ship was hit by one French-built AM-39 Exocet air-to-ground missile. The ship burned to the hull and suffered personnel losses of 20 killed and 30 wounded. While rescue operations were underway, HMS Yarmouth sank an unidentified ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for air-to-ground missile

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about air-to-ground missile

If you need images about air-to-ground missile for an article or a report, you can download stock photos at a very small price:
Small photo of Panama City, USA - April 11, 2015: An Air Force AGM-65 Maverick missile on an A-10 Warthog attack jet at Tyndall Air Force Base. The Maverick is an air-to-ground missile designed for close air support More...

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of air-to-ground missile to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary