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See also: azon
Azon (plural Azons)
- A World War II gliding bomb whose azimuth could be adjusted via radio.
1999, Frederick A. Johnsen, B-24 Liberator: Rugged But Right, page 77:
- Three hundred Azon tail units arrived in the theater of operations early in July 1944; following a crash course in Azon, a technical team followed the fins overseas in August.
- 2012, Spencer Tucker, Almanac of American Military History, Volume 3: 1914-1949, page 1636,
- The Azon (for Azimuth Only) was developed by the Allies contemporaneously with the German Fritz X. […] Azons were subsequently employed with some success against bridges on the Japanese-operated Burma Railway; 493 Azons destroyed 27 bridges, including the famous Kwai River bridge.
2012, Edward M. Young, B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI, page 39:
- In the autumn of 1944 ten B-24s equipped for Azon bombing and ten trained crews joined the 7th BG.
- VB-1 (Vertical Bomb 1) (official designation)