Skip bombing

Accession Number F02655
Collection type Film
Measurement 19 min
Object type Training and Technical films
Physical description 16mm/b&w/silent
Date made 1940s
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A silent Royal Air Force training film on the principles of "Skip bombing". Uses diagrams and slow motion footage of skip bombing trials by B17 Flying fortress, Douglas Boston, Bristol Beaufort and Lockheed Lightning aircraft. The term skip bombing is applied when the bomb is purposely bounced from the water and is aimed to make allowance for the distance travelled after hitting the water.

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