American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A versatile aircraft capable of functioning as a fighter and a bomber, used chiefly in tactical and defensive operations.
“Finding out that Renzo Leoni would have flown a Caproni 133 triple-engine high-wing fighter-bomber during the Abyssinan War of 1935-36.”
“Some believe it will serve as a supersonic fighter-bomber, given its large size more than 20% bigger than the F-22 itself.”
“It features a video game with a virtual fighter-bomber that targets poor black Haitians.”
“China's unveiling of a fifth-generation stealth fighter-bomber and the recent launching of its first aircraft carrier have further ruffled Japanese feathers, as Beijing continues its march toward building the most powerful Asian military.”
“I mean a air combat fighter, or a fighter-bomber; take the F-15C/E as an example.”
“The F-101B, the F-102, and the F-106 were high-speed interceptors, the F-105 a “fighter-bomber” designed to drop nuclear weapons, the F-104 an indescribable and dangerous oddity.”
“While an excellent aircraft, the F-4 was in many ways the apotheosis of the fighter-bomber, too heavy and lacking the agility to fill the air-superiority role.”
“The “low” end is encompassed by the swing-role fighter, more commonly known as the fighter-bomber.”
“As the P-51 arrived in large numbers in the U.K. in early 1944, the P-47 was shifted to the fighter-bomber role.”
“As the war went on and Spitfires appeared in more substantial numbers, the Hurricane took on the fighter-bomber role.”
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