look-down, shoot-down

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From its capability of looking down from the intercepting aircraft to the ground and then shooting down the enemy.

Alternative forms[edit]

look-down shoot-down, look-down/shoot-down (also, nonstandardly, without hyphens)

Adjective[edit]

look-down, shoot-down

  1. Describing a phased-array radar powerful enough to pick aircraft out of ground clutter from high altitude.