massed fire


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Synonyms for massed fire

fire from two or more weapons directed at a single target or area (as fire by batteries of two or more warships)

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However, when the defender is unable to conduct a maneuvering defense (due to a lack of heavy armor and long-range antitank guided missiles), light infantry in fixed positions become extremely vulnerable to the attacker's (unmanned aerial vehicle) target acquisition and massed fires.
The massed frontal infantry attacks favored by Union and Confederate forces early in the war fell apart in the face of field artillery firing canister and grape shot and the massed fires of rifles accurate to ranges two or three times those of the smoothbore muskets still in use.