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Re: Japan Was Working On Their Own Bomb
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2016, 10:25:38 AM »
My understand it's much more effective detonated above ground.
Luckily the Japanese didn't realize their North American balloon bomb program was successful during the war, or they might have built dirigibles large enough to carry a small nuke.
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Re: Japan Was Working On Their Own Bomb
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2016, 01:00:56 PM »
Luckily the Japanese didn't realize their North American balloon bomb program was successful during the war, or they might have built dirigibles large enough to carry a small nuke.



The Balloon Program would have been much more effective if the Japanese FED the School-Girls who assembled the Balloons.

They were so hungry they ATE much of the glue.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/25/national/history/winds-war-japans-balloon-bombs-took-pacific-battle-american-soil/#.WCt3QfkrKM8

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2001/jun/14/humanities.technology

More than 9,000 fugos were launched before the factories producing hydrogen were destroyed, but less than 400 were officially recorded in North America, scattered from Alaska to Mexico and as far afield as Canada, Texas and Detroit. Hundreds more are believed to be lying unnoticed in the backwoods, possibly still dangerous. One was found in Oregon in 1992.



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Re: Japan Was Working On Their Own Bomb
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2016, 01:06:58 PM »


The Balloon Program would have been much more effective if the Japanese FED the School-Girls who assembled the Balloons.

They were so hungry they ATE much of the glue.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/07/25/national/history/winds-war-japans-balloon-bombs-took-pacific-battle-american-soil/#.WCt3QfkrKM8

More than 9,000 fugos were launched before the factories producing hydrogen were destroyed, but less than 400 were officially recorded in North America, scattered from Alaska to Mexico and as far afield as Canada, Texas and Detroit. Hundreds more are believed to be lying unnoticed in the backwoods, possibly still dangerous. One was found in Oregon in 1992.
Yeah, the program went completely unnoticed here in the US (with the exception of those killed by it) because the military told the press not to talk about it, so the Japanese would never know if the bombs actually made it.
One can be sure, if the Japanese thought it was a success, they'd have build a million or more.


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Re: Japan Was Working On Their Own Bomb
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2016, 06:04:03 PM »
Yeah, the program went completely unnoticed here in the US (with the exception of those killed by it) because the military told the press not to talk about it, so the Japanese would never know if the bombs actually made it.
One can be sure, if the Japanese thought it was a success, they'd have build a million or more.


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So happy this is no more than a historical curiosity.

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Re: Japan Was Working On Their Own Bomb
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2016, 04:18:59 PM »
I was under the impression the balloon bomb program was a failure. They were hoping to start huge forest fires and didnt and  if i remember right only 1 person died finding onr by accident.

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Re: Japan Was Working On Their Own Bomb
« Reply #20 on: November 23, 2016, 06:56:22 PM »
I was under the impression the balloon bomb program was a failure. They were hoping to start huge forest fires and didnt and  if i remember right only 1 person died finding onr by accident.
As a terror tactic it could have been huge. Compare it to what Muscum do today with the help of the media, which is why the media during WWII knew what it would mean to the Japanese war effort if they announced every balloon that made it to shore.
The media makes terrorism out to be much bigger than it comparatively speaking. More people die daily from car accidents, texting while walking kills more than terrorists, but did they outlaw texting while walking?
Nope, it doesn't strike an emotional note, it doesn't sell papers or ad time.

"The U.S. government muzzled the media about making any mention of the balloons in fear that whoever was producing them might be encouraged to send more. On March 5, 1945 a minister’s wife and five Sunday School students on a fishing trip were killed by one of the grounded balloons near Bly, Oregon while attempting to pull it through the forest, back to their camp. These were the only casualties of the balloon bombs during the war and the victim’s relatives were provided with a special death benefit after the war ended (in March 1946). The American public was made aware of the balloons after these tragic deaths, but word of their detonation never filtered back to the Japanese."



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