Bouncing Bomb Diagram

Diagram illustrating how the bouncing bomb was used to attack the Möhne and Eder dams.

Dam busting weapon diagram

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The back-spin shown on the drawing both helped the bomb to bounce further and kept it in contact with the face of the dam whilst sinking. The different design of the Sorpe dam meant that the bomb had to be dropped on top of it rather than bouncing across the reservoir.

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