military plane

Definitions of military plane
  1. noun
    an aircraft designed and used for combat
    synonyms: warplane
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    B-52
    United States military aircraft; B- stands for bomber
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    bomber
    a military aircraft that drops bombs during flight
    attack aircraft, fighter, fighter aircraft
    a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    reconnaissance plane
    a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy
    dive bomber
    a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target
    interceptor
    a fast maneuverable fighter plane designed to intercept enemy aircraft
    kamikaze
    a fighter plane used for suicide missions by Japanese pilots in World War II
    stealth bomber
    a bomber that is difficult to detect by radar
    stealth fighter
    a fighter that is difficult to detect by radar; is built for precise targeting and uses laser-guided bombs
    type of:
    heavier-than-air craft
    a non-buoyant aircraft that requires a source of power to hold it aloft and to propel it
    military vehicle
    vehicle used by the armed forces
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