bombing run

Definitions of bombing run
  1. 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
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    types:
    dive-bombing
    a bombing run in which the bomber releases the bomb while flying straight toward the target
    loft bombing, toss bombing
    a bombing run in which the bomber approaches the target at a low altitude and pulls up just before releasing the bomb
    over-the-shoulder bombing
    a special case of loft bombing in which the bomb is released past the vertical so it is tossed back to the target
    type of:
    bombardment, bombing
    an attack by dropping bombs
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