I have a question about the usage of the verb "carry" in this wikipedia article:
The aircraft can carry various other AAMs, a wide variety of air-to-ground missiles, rockets or bombs.
Two definitions of "carry" in this dictionary seem to work:
def 1: to move (something) while holding and supporting it
def 3: to have (something) with you or on your body
Definition 1 means to transport something from one place to another. Definition 3 means for a person to possess something so one can use it if need be.
Returning to the original context (F-16 jets). Definition 1 seems off. F-16s don't transport missiles and bombs from one place to another; the missile and bombs are meant to launched by the F-16 if need be. So, definitions 3 seems better. But definition 3 is meant to describe people, like:
Police carry guns.
The pizza delivery man does carry much cash.
and not to describe an aircraft:
The aircraft can carry missiles.
So, could the usage of "carry" in the wikipedia article wrong?