pattern bombing

pattern bombing
A systematic covering of the target area by carpet-bombing, uniformly distributed according to the plan. Pattern bombing is done by a formation of airplanes acting as a single unit. The lead aircraft of a formation does the sighting for the entire formation, and the formation releases its bombs as simultaneously as possible. Pattern bombing, if properly done, ensures an even distribution of bombs.
Four fighters releasing their bombs simultaneously to cover runway and taxi track.

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