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German term or phrase:Abprallerbombenwurf / Fallschirmsplitterbombe
English translation:Skip Bombing/Parafrag
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07:46 Dec 4, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: skip bombing, "Parafrag" bombs.
Kenney fostered the concept of skip bombing, and the use of "Parafrag" bombs.

Es geht um die Beschreibung des jap. amerikanischen Luftkrieges in der Südsee.
Vermutlich eine Art Bomben an Bord einer Maschine zu bringen.
Wer kennt die genauen Ausdrücke?
Rainer Chatterjee
Local time: 23:34
Abprallerbombenwurf / Fallschirmsplitterbombe
Explanation:
Parafrag. Fragmentation bomb, carried down by a parachute and fused to explode in mid-air.
http://www.fas.org/news/reference/lexicon/dep.htm
= Fallschirmsplitterbombe
[Mikroplanfilm-WB des Bundesverteidigungsministeriums]

skip bombing
(DOD) A method of aerial bombing in which a bomb is released from such a low altitude that it slides or glances along the surface of the water or ground and strikes the target at or above water level or ground level. See also minimum-altitude bombing.
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/data/s/05759.html
= Abprallerbombenwurf, Steckrübenwurf (slang)
[Mikroplanfilm-WB des Bundesverteidigungsministeriums]
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 14:34
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Hallo Ulrike
Vielen Dank für deine flotte Hilfe

Rainer

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Summary of answers provided
naLt. George Kenney's
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naa quick addendum
Ulrike Lieder
naskip bombing
John Speese
naAbprallerbombenwurf / Fallschirmsplitterbombe
Ulrike Lieder


  

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17 mins
Abprallerbombenwurf / Fallschirmsplitterbombe


Explanation:
Parafrag. Fragmentation bomb, carried down by a parachute and fused to explode in mid-air.
http://www.fas.org/news/reference/lexicon/dep.htm
= Fallschirmsplitterbombe
[Mikroplanfilm-WB des Bundesverteidigungsministeriums]

skip bombing
(DOD) A method of aerial bombing in which a bomb is released from such a low altitude that it slides or glances along the surface of the water or ground and strikes the target at or above water level or ground level. See also minimum-altitude bombing.
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/doddict/data/s/05759.html
= Abprallerbombenwurf, Steckrübenwurf (slang)
[Mikroplanfilm-WB des Bundesverteidigungsministeriums]


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 14:34
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
Hallo Ulrike
Vielen Dank für deine flotte Hilfe

Rainer
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31 mins
skip bombing


Explanation:
Wie man das genau auf Deutsch uebersetzt, weiss ich nicht. Nach dem Woerterbuch der englischen Sprache "Random House" heisst es, Bomben aus einem niedrigfliegenden Flugzeug derart zu schleudern, dass jede Bombe sich ueber die Oberflaeche springt ( wie ein platter Stein auf Wasser. Einen Stein so zu schleudern heisst "skip" auf Englisch), bevor sie das Ziel erreicht und sich sprengt. Hoffentlich habe Ihnen etwas geholfen.


    Random House Dictionary of the English Language
John Speese
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35 mins
a quick addendum


Explanation:
For a complete description, with illustrations, of various bombing techniques (and in German to boot!), go to
www.homestead.com/Jagdgeschwader53/Taktik.html
It describes (and illustrates) "Steckrübenwurf" in detail



    Reference: http://www.homestead.com/Jagdgeschwader53/Taktik.html
Ulrike Lieder
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38 mins
Lt. George Kenney's


Explanation:
invention from the 1920's, commonly known as the PARAFRAG, a 24 fragmentation bomb attached to a small parachute, dropped at less than 100 feet...

For full information and description of battles/use of parafrag etc, go to:
www.westviewpress.com/fireinthesky/a-20.html

or

www.historicwings.com/features99/bismarcksea/history-conten...

Skip-bombing: bombing at 200 feet or lower from target (usually ships) so that the bombs would skip across the water into the side of the ship

Full info at: www.afa.org/magazine/valor/1290valor.html


HTH


Evert DELOOF-SYS
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Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
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