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an airplane designed for combat; warplane.
Historical Examples

Since June 14th, I have a battleplane of my own: a biplane, with 150-horsepower motor.
An Aviator’s Field Book Oswald Blcke

At Lufbery’s funeral it was announced that the battleplane which had caused his death had been brought down by French airmen.
New York Times Current History: The European War, Vol. 8, Pt. 2, No. 1, July 1918 Various

The battleplane squadron is here because there is a lot to do at present on this front (the West).
An Aviator’s Field Book Oswald Blcke


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