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Barnes Wallis

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Tallboy 12,000 lb (Seismic Bomb)

 

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Barnes Wallis - TallBoy and Grand Slam Earthquake Bombs

 

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Barnes Wallis - Plane of the Future : Swallow SST

 

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Barnes Wallis - R100 Rigid Airship

 

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17th May 1943: RAF No. 617 Squadron carries out the 'Dambusters' raid

Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, was an English scientist, engineer and inventor. He is best known for inventing the bouncing bomb used by the Royal Air Force in Operation Chastise to attack the dams of the Ruhr Valley during World War II. The raid was the subject of the 1955 film The Dam Busters, in which Wallis was played by Michael Redgrave. Among his other inventions were his version of the geodetic airframe and the earthquake bomb.
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