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Definition of the noun Tail gunner

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noun

  1. One who operates the gun or guns in in the tail of a military aircraft, usually a bomber.
  2. [colloquial] One whose function in an organization is to defend it from attackers, for example, in public relations or public affairs.

Game

"Tail Gunner" is a monochrome vector arcade game created by Vectorbeam in 1979. The premise of the game is that the player is the tailgunner of a large space ship. Enemy spacecraft are approaching the vessel for attack, and the player must aim a set of crosshairs and shoot the enemies before they slip past the player's cannons. In addition to shooting down the enemy ships, the player is also given limited use of a shield that can block ships from passing. The game ends when ten ships slip past the player's cannon. The game was sold in a sit down cabinet and its controls consisted of a single metal joystick with fire button integrated to the tip.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Tim Skelly
  • genre: Shooter game
  • publisher: Vectorbeam
  • released in (36 years ago)

Character

Tail Gunner is a fictional character from the 1995 film The Tuskegee Airmen.

Miscellanea

Tail gunner: A tail gunner or rear gunner is a crewman on a military aircraft who functions as a gunner defending against enemy fighter attacks from the rear, or "tail", of the plane. The tail gunner operates a flexible machine gun emplacement on either the top or tail end of the aircraft with a generally unobstructed view toward the rear of the aircraft. While the term tail gunner is usually associated with a crewman inside a gun turret, tail gun armaments may also be operated by remote control from another part of the aircraft.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Elite Forces in WWII (2013)

The Complete Guide to Paratroop, Commando, Ranger, SS, Marine and Other Elite Units by Michael E Haskew

Quinlan, the tail gunner. Three other men flew aboard the Memphis Belle but did not complete 25 missions with the crew or participatein the war bond tour which followed in the summer of 1943. Flying in formation, a squadron of B17s plasters ...

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Small photo of DAYTON, OHIO, USA - NOVEMBER 18, 2016:National Museum USAF is restoring the famous original WWII Memphis Belle B-17F Flying Fortress bomber, shown here with tail gunner assemblage in restoration area.Small photo of DAYTON, OHIO, USA - NOVEMBER 18, 2016: National Museum USAF is restoring the famous original WWII Memphis Belle B-17F Flying Fortress bomber, shown here with restored window of tail gunner assemblage. More...

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