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  • 5"-38 caliber gun [r]: A dual purpose (DP) gun, effective for both surface and antiaircraft use, mounted on very many U.S. Navy ships in the World War II era, but which has disappeared from service today. [e]
  • Anti-aircraft artillery [r]: A general term for guns that can elevate to high angles and shoot accurately at aircraft, using visual, electro-optical, or radar guidance. [e]
  • Anti-shipping missile [r]: An air, surface (sea or land), or submarine-launched missile that can track and intercept a maneuvering ship target against the background of moving water [e]
  • Autocannon [r]: A magazine-fed cannon that will load and fire continuously until its magazine is empty. [e]
  • Battle of the Philippine Sea [r]: An carrier battle between the U.S. and Japan in June 1944, called the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" due to the extremely heavy Japanese aircraft losses, marked the end of offensive Japanese capabilities, and gave the U.S. control of the islands from which the major B-29 bomber offensive against the Japanese Home Islands could be conducted [e]
  • Bomb [r]: Explosive device that typically rely on the exothermic chemical reaction of an explosive material to produce an extremely sudden and violent release of energy. [e]
  • Cannon [r]: Sizable crew-served weapons, which fire projectiles through a tube called a barrel. [e]
  • Command guidance [r]: A means of controlling a guided missile's flight by continuous electronic or optical signals from the launcher; the missile has no independent ability to track the target although it may have a proximity fuze [e]
  • Counterbattery [r]: Defense against enemy artillery involving identifying the point of origin of hostile fire and directing lethal force against it [e]
  • Destroyer [r]: While the definition has evolved constantly, it is a multipurpose surface warship, generally less powerful than a cruiser, with capabilities against ship, aircraft, submarine, land, and sometimes ballistic missile targets [e]
  • Forward-looking infrared [r]: An older term for thermal imaging systems, typically airborne, that can "see" objects by their heat emissions and difference from background, in conditions including night and fog [e]
  • Fritz-X [r]: First used by the Luftwaffe in WWII, the first precision guided munition to be used by an aircraft to attack a ship; a visually-guided rocket-boosted bomb [e]
  • Fuze [r]: A mechanical, pyrotechnic or electronic device that causes the initiation of a detonator after some sensed event or events [e]
  • Guided shell [r]: A piece of artillery ammunition that can alter its course after being fired. [e]
  • Naval guns and gunnery [r]: Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them. [e]
  • Radar [r]: (acronym for "radio detection and ranging") A technique used for detecting and tracking targets, navigation, imagery, and special applications. [e]
  • Surface-to-air missile [r]: A guided missile fired from land or water, to destroy aircraft and possibly missiles; naval versions may have a secondary anti-shipping missile capability [e]
  • Unguided rocket [r]: A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched [e]
  • Warhead [r]: That part of a military weapon, which actively moves to strike a target, that causes the desired destructive effect on the target [e]
  • World War II, Pacific [r]: The part of World War II (1937-45) fought in Asia and the Pacific Ocean between Japan and the U.S., China, Britain, Australia, and other Allies. [e]
  • World War II, air war, European Theater strategic operations [r]: Strategic bombing and offensive counter-air in the European theater of WWII, both initiated by the Axis and the Allies [e]
  • World War II, air war, Mediterranean and European tactical operations [r]: Following the cancellation of the invasion of Britain, while harassment continued of the British Isles and the Eastern Front, the Germans searched for new opportunities in 1940-1941, finding them in Southern Europe, met, in part, by the invasion of North Africa in 1942, which led to the Italian campaign. [e]
  • World War II [r]: War between the Allies (most notably the UK, US and Soviet Union) and the Axis (principally Germany and Japan) 1939–1945. [e]