precision bombing

In a restricted sense, horizontal bombing done with appropriate precision instruments and equipment to strike a target of comparatively small bulk or area. In a general sense, any type of bombing against a small or restricted target.

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  • Precision bombing — is the desired skill of being able to bomb single buildings in a built up area, without causing any damage to the surrounding buildings, or the ability to place a bomb by air to within extremely accurate limits. Precision bombing was used by both …   Wikipedia

  • precision bombing — n. the dropping of bombs on narrowly defined targets, using bombsights for maximum accuracy …   English World dictionary

  • precision bombing — noun : the dropping of aerial bombs by means of a bombsight upon a narrowly defined target (as a ship or factory) especially so as not to straddle or overspread compare area bombing, pinpoint, saturate * * * aerial bombing in which bombs are… …   Useful english dictionary

  • precision bombing — Bombing directed at a specific point target …   Military dictionary

  • precision bombing — aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped, as accurately as possible, on a specific, usually small, target. Also called pinpoint bombing. Cf. area bombing, pattern bombing. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • precision bombing — accurate bombing, bombing which hits exactly on the intended target …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precision bombing — /prəsɪʒən ˈbɒmɪŋ/ (say pruhsizhuhn boming) noun aerial bombing in which bombs are dropped as accurately as possible on a narrowly defined target area …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bombing of Dresden in World War II — Dresden after the bombing raid The Bombing of Dresden was a military bombing by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) and as part of the Allied forces between 13 February and 15 Febr …   Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Peenemünde in World War II — Infobox Military Conflict|conflict=Operation Hydra|partof= Operation Crossbow Strategic bombing during World War II caption=June 12, 1943 RAF reconnaissance photo of Peenemünde Test Stand VII date=August 17/18, 1943 place=Peenemünde, Germany… …   Wikipedia

  • Bombing of Berlin in World War II — Berlin, the capital of Nazi Germany, was subject to 363 air raids during World War II. [Taylor References Chapter Thunderclap and Yalta Page 216] It was bombed by the RAF Bomber Command between 1940 and 1945, and by the USAAF Eighth Air Force… …   Wikipedia

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