dive bomber

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a bomber that releases its bombs during a steep dive toward the target

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The early Stuka was a mediocre success as a dive bomber in the Spanish Civil War in 1937.
The book draws on Spanish and German archives to describe technical specifications and the role of these German dive bombers in the Spanish Civil War.
Getting back to the cat playhouses though, they came in three versions - a fire engine, a tank and a WWII Stuka dive bomber. The perfect gift if your cat happens to be either a military enthusiast or has expressed a desire to join the emergency services.
Commenting, for example, on a painting of the Annunciation, Wills writes, "The dove of the Holy Spirit plunges like a dive bomber, trailing a squadron of fighter angels." Tintoretto, he notes, paints the Ascension "as a kind of mystical explosion, the angel wings and victory palms slashing the air like shrapnel from the intense energies released from Christ's rise to the Father."
In the air, they were being operated by a pilot in a larger plane, either a dive bomber or torpedo bomber.
Nine of the dead were shot down in a Mitsubishi G4M ''Betty'' bomber flown by Air Petty Officer 1st Class Kiyoshi Akamatsu and a crew of eight, another eight were killed in a Mitsubishi Ki21 Type 97 ''Sally'' bomber and two airmen died in an Aichi D3A2 Type 99 ''Val'' dive bomber.
As co-founder of Doctor Feelgood, one of the back to your roots, pub-rock bands who emerged on the coat-tails of punk, Wilko was a charismatic guitarist with his characteristic dive bomber technique.
A replica of a World War II Japanese dive bomber crashed at Pearl Harbor on Monday morning during filming of a movie depicting the historic 1941 attack, according to media reports in Honolulu.
NOSE DIVE 1943 snap of Douglas SBS Dauntless dive bomber
"I'll be judge, I'll be jury," said cunning old Juncker the Dive Bomber: "I'll try the whole cause, and condemn you to death."
Gallaher organized the three dive bomber squadrons--Scouting Six, Bombing Six, and Bombing Three--into appropriate groups.
The A-36 was most likely developed in response to a February 4, 1942, report recommending cancellation of a Vultee dive bomber and procurement of a more suitable dive bomber and/or attack aircraft.
Although the seaplane tender was heavily armed and opened fire, she was no match to the skilled dive bomber crews.
Even first-time aces scored against the feared Zero, along with the often-encountered Val dive bomber, and the Emily and Mavis flying boats--among the hardest to shoot down.
In 1945, 724 people were killed when a Japanese dive bomber attacked the carrier USS Franklin off Japan; the ship, however, was saved.