flying bomb


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  • noun

Synonyms for flying bomb

a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb

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Attempting to destroy the flying bombs, especially at night, carried the risk of the explosion downing the attacking aircraft.
America's war on terrorism has already cost African nations more then they can afford, and the possible use of a US registered 727 as a flying bomb is too horrific to contemplate.
Eventually the engine cut out and a timer within the flying bomb set the elevators to cause the bomb to go into a steep dive.
This was followed by V1 flying bomb and V2 rocket attacks which went on almost until the end of the war in May 1945.
They keep issuing these games as if the entire production staff were at risk of being hit by a flying bomb tomorrow.
1944: The first V1 flying bomb, or ''doodlebug'', landed in England.
IN the penultimate programme of Blitz Street (Channel 4, tonight, 7pm), Tony Robinson''s focus turns to the V1, a German jet-powered flying bomb that began to be used to attack Britain in the summer of 1944, shortly after the D-Day landings.
Unmanned flight's time had come on June 12, 1944, when the first German V-1 flying bomb fell on London.
Prof Willmore was the first scientist to take measurements of the V1 Flying Bomb in order to adapt the barrage defences of London.
The co-operative approach did not work with suicidal hijackers intent on turning the aircraft into a flying bomb.
JUNE 12, 1944: First V1 rocket, or Flying Bomb, landed on London.
INTELLIGENCE chiefs fear a jetliner stolen from an African airfield has been turned into a huge flying bomb by al- Qaeda.
Also on This Day: 323 BC: Death of Alexander the Great; 1795: Birth of Dr Thomas Arnold, head of Rugby School; 1865: Birth of Irish poet William Butler Yeats; 1900: Rebels in China besieged foreign legations to start the Boxer Rebellion; 1917: A total of 162 people were killed and 432 injured in a German daylight raid on London; 1944: The first V-1 flying bomb landed in England killing three people in a Southampton house; 1956: The last British troops left the base of Suez in Egypt; 1986: Death of American bandleader Benny Goodman.
1944: The first V1 flying bomb, or doodlebug, landed in England.