reconnaissance plane

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reconnaissance plane a military airplane used to gain information about an enemy
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Usage

In literature:

Meanwhile the Information Center ordered a photo-reconnaissance plane to photograph Boulder Lake from aloft.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
It was quickly relieved by the sight of a French reconnaissance plane spiraling down for a landing.
"High Adventure" by James Norman Hall
A Jerry 'plane came over on reconnaissance, taking little precaution and not flying high.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
Reconnaissance planes reported George was still standing in the city square.
"The Seventh Order" by Gerald Allan Sohl
The planes of the speed scout are very flat as compared with those of the reconnaissance craft.
"The Romance of Aircraft" by Lawrence Yard Smith
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In news:

On the afternoon of December 2, 1943, 1st Lt Werner Hahn piloted his Messerschmitt Me-210 reconnaissance plane over the port of Bari , in southeastern Italy.
Take your strategic reconnaissance missions at the field to the next level with this U-2 Spy Plane.
Like the smaller MQ-1 Predator, pilots and sensor operators in Nevada use satellite links to guide the planes on attack and reconnaissance sorties.
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