Monday, 18 December 2017

Bouncing bomb highball being lowered on deckWW2 Bouncing Bombs Recovered

Two of Sir Barnes Wallis’s “Highball” bouncing bombs have been recovered 70 years after being used during secret tests at Loch Striven, Scotland. Specialist Royal Navy clearance divers from the Northern Diving Group recently recovered the WW2 relics from the bottom of Loch Striven for preservation.

Bouncing bomb highballA number of prototypes were tried during the development of the “Bouncing Bomb”. The "Upkeep" bouncing bomb was used in the RAF's Operation Chastise of May 1943 which is a drum shape. These images are of the “Highball”, the smaller version of bouncing bomb designed for an anti-shipping role and to be dropped by fighter bombers specifically the mosquito.

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