Plunging fire

Plunging fire

Plunging fire is gunfire directed upon an enemy from an elevated position or gunfire aimed so as to fall on an enemy from above. In naval warfare plunging fire was often used to penetrate an enemy ship's thinner deck armor rather than firing directly at an enemy's side.

Plunging fire can be a form of indirect fire.

The Howitzer Cannon uses this kind of gunfire.

Search another word or see plunging fireon Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature