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The Bat Bomb | Top Secret Weapons Revealed

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How the Bat Bomb Almost Won World War 2

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1,000 Exploding Bats

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Bat bomb - Video Learning - WizScience.com

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Radar Guided Bat Bomb (1946)

Bat bombs were an experimental World War II weapon developed by the United States. The bomb consisted of a bomb-shaped casing with over a thousand compartments, each containing a hibernating Mexican free-tailed bat with a small, timed incendiary bomb attached. Dropped from a bomber at dawn, the casings would deploy a parachute in mid-flight and open to release the bats, which would then roost in eaves and attics in a 20–40 mile radius. The incendiaries would start fires in inaccessible places in the largely wood and paper constructions of the Japanese cities that were the weapon's intended target.
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