depth charge

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a bomb that explodes at a preset depth under water

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Two nuclear depth bombs on the undercarriage could deliver the goods, if called for.
Alerting the ship to the U-boats position, the PBY-5A aircraft dropped depth bombs as U-94 frantically began an emergency dive.
With their hovering ability, blimps were thought ideal for dropping depth bombs on targets.
Although he managed to submerge before the aircraft was overhead, the swirl and still-exposed conning tower proved sufficient targets for the pilot, who released four MK XXIX depth bombs, each with a 50-foot depth setting, from his racks.