Definition of 'anti-aircraft'
Example sentences containing 'anti-aircraft'
Broken Lives (1993) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
They fired off deafening anti-aircraft rounds by way of celebration.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It was impossible to mount a search on the ground because of the heavy anti-aircraft fire in the area.Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
At least one soldier was killed as masked men launched an attack with rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft weapons.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
He waited around until it had cleared and then flew in low to avoid the destroyers' anti-aircraft fire.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Last night a helicopter carrying equipment for the polls was forced down outside Benghazi after it was hit by anti-aircraft fire.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Meanwhile, soldiers yesterday set up anti-aircraft missiles on a tower block days after residents lost a court battle to have them banned.The Sun (2012)
The Pentagon has confined most of its airstrikes to the hours of darkness because of the risk of anti-aircraft fire during the day.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Miles to the west there was the rumble of anti-aircraft fire as the returning bombers passed over the massed batteries near the Dutch frontier.Bomber
A truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun drove towards the American column and was caught in a hail of bullets.BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)
Closing in from behind he signalled to the ground that he was in a position to attack, and when the anti-aircraft guns stopped he opened fire.FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)
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