Started by Solar, May 28, 2016, 02:10:20 AM
Quote from: walkstall on November 15, 2016, 02:46:02 AMMy understand it's much more effective detonated above ground.
Quote from: Solar on November 15, 2016, 03:25:38 AMLuckily 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.
Quote from: Rotwang on November 15, 2016, 06:00:56 AMThe 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/#.WCt3QfkrKM8More 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.
Quote from: Solar on November 15, 2016, 06:06:58 AMYeah, 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.Adjusted jpg size.walks
Quote from: ldub23 on November 23, 2016, 09:18:59 AMI 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.