The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
Dave Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Scenes of indoor testing of the model bomb were shot at the National Physical Laboratory at Teddington in the tanks where the actual tests took place. See more
In two shots of flights of three Lancasters taking off on the mission, each has a gap in the ventral fuselage where the bomb should be. Later shots of the bombers in flight have the weapon showing as a semicircular bulge in the same place - the silhouette of the bomb was presumably added in post-production, with the take-off sequence forgotten about. See more
[as Gibson heads in to attack
Hello "M for Mother" stand by to take over if anything happens.
Flight Lt. J.V. Hopgood, DFC
OK, Leader. Good luck!
Referenced in Waterscope '43 '22 '15
The Dam Busters
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