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Hull-down position

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Vocabulary / Vocabulario Español-Inglés' started by TGB, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. TGB

    TGB Senior Member

    Madrid
    Spanish Spain
    Hi!

    What's the meaning of hull-down position? I've found it in a text about combat vehicles:

    One of the roles of Armoured Forces is to provide defence for primary and alternative positions which are covered and concealed or hull-down positions.

    Thanx :)
     
  2. mijoch Senior Member

    British English
    Hi.

    It's usually applied to ships----"to be at such a distance that the lower part "hull" is not visible, but the upper parts "masts, etc." are.

    It can be applied to land vehicules as well.

    I dont know if there's an expression for this in Spanish. Maybe someone else does!

    M.

    It's also used in popular expressions. "I'm hull-down for home". Don't reply-the surprise would be too much.
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009

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