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A B-52 bomber drops bombs

As bombardment is called the most large-scale dropping of bombs or the coverage or repeatedly carried out shelling with heavy weapons such. B. Artillery , rocket launchers and mortars . Their military purpose can be varied, including the destruction, weakening or demoralization of enemy troops or populations ( shock and awe ) or the destruction of hostile economic structures.

The term bombardment is of French origin and referred to the bombardment with large guns during the fortress war.

Aircraft bombing is a form of aerial warfare . If a larger area is covered with bombs, one speaks of a bomb carpet . Unexploded bombs remain dangerous as duds for decades after they have been dropped .

Individual evidence

  1. Pierer's Universal Lexicon 1857

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