domingo, 10 de enero de 2010
(en) Spitfire tips flying bomber. World War II
One of the unorthodox yet highly effective ways of destroying flying bombs for R.A.F Fighter Commands pilots to touch them over with the wingstips of their machines. On first contact with the V.I. the tempest and the Spitfire pilots often suffered damage through the explosion of the bombs in the mid air. No record of the number of kills made in this way has been kept, but it is known that the figure was high.
In on the case a Spitfire pilot seeing that a flying bomb appeared to be about to fall on a gun site, dived underneath the bomb and turned it off its course.
This photograph taken from the ground show a Spitfire approaching, closing it on and finally tipping over a flying bomb