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release altitude

Altitude of an aircraft above the ground at the time of release of bombs, rockets, missiles, tow targets, etc.

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control

Authority that may be less than full command exercised by a commander over part of the activities of subordinate or other organizations.

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centralized control

In joint air operations, placing within one commander the responsibility and authority for planning, directing, and coordinating a military operation or group/category of operations.

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berm

The nearly horizontal portion of a beach or backshore having an abrupt fall and either formed by deposition of material by wave action at the limit of ordinary high tide or constructed to protect materials handling equipment during air cushion vehicle operations.

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summit

The highest altitude above mean sea level that a projectile reaches in its flight from the gun to the target; the algebraic sum of the maximum ordinate and the altitude of the gun.

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