fighter escort


fighter escort
Fighters detailed to protect other aircraft from hostile aircraft during their mission. The escorts may be tied, meaning that they fly with the formation being escorted, or free, meaning, normally, escorts fly ahead of the strike force. See escort.

Aviation dictionary. 2014.

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