(a) target of opportunity


(a) target of opportunity
   random bombing
   The common instruction to bomber crews in the Second World War, giving them an excuse to jettison their bombs if they failed to reach or identify their designated target:
    They bombed 'targets of opportunity'... shutting your eyes, toggling the bombload, gaining height, and getting the hell out. (Deighton, 1982)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • target of opportunity — atsitiktinis taikinys statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Taikinys, kuris pasirodo mūšio metu ir kuris gali būti pasiektas sausumos, laivų ar aviacijos ugnimi (smūgiais); prieš šį taikinį ugnis anksčiau nebuvo numatyta. atitikmenys: angl. target… …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • target of opportunity — neplaninis taikinys statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Taikinys, į kurį iš anksto nebuvo planuota ugnis. atitikmenys: angl. target of opportunity rus. неплановая цель …   Artilerijos terminų žodynas

  • target of opportunity — a military target on which fire or attack is unplanned and which is attacked upon favorable presentation or unexpected discovery or appearance usually used in plural was permitted to engage any targets of opportunity which I might see Coast… …   Useful english dictionary

  • target of opportunity — A target visible to a surface or air sensor or observer, which is within range of available weapons and against which fire has not been scheduled or requested. See also target …   Military dictionary

  • opportunity target — See target of opportunity …   Military dictionary

  • opportunity target — atsitiktinis taikinys statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Taikinys, kuris pasirodo mūšio metu ir kuris gali būti pasiektas sausumos, laivyno ar aviacijos ugnimi, prieš kurį ugnis anksčiau nebuvo numatyta. atitikmenys: angl. opportunity target;… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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