Friday, May 6, 2011

Flying Objects - Photos

A V-1 Pilotless Bomb (Doodlebug) In Flight


  1. Last: Stealth Bomber, Middle: WWII and the first: Do you want me to add a caption to it? "Frank move the controls closer, we're losing it!" :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

    PS I love photos.

  2. :)) If only that were the case. Photo 1 is from some old, old magazine, it's a German V1 (doodlebug) pilotless bomb coming in low. They had a distinctive sound, and when the engine quit one had better take cover. I have map somewhere of Croydon, one of the most fly-bombed areas; 141 of them, killing 211, injuring almost 2000, and damaging 54,000 homes (roughly 3 in 4). In addition, as of Sept 1944 there had been 2600 high explosive bombs and thousands of incendiaries.

    Photo 2 is from my archives. I got out my trusty
    1942 Aeroplane Recognition guide and I think it might be an Avro Manchester.

    Photo 3, of course, is the U.S. B-2 Stealth bomber doing a courtesy airshow flyby (your tax dollars at work).

  3. Have you read the lasted Connie Willis books? I'm not remembering the name right now (really tired) but the two books deal with London and the blitz, and all the planes/bombers. You probably will like it.