London opens at 9.30am daily for Half Term, 23 - 31 October

Sit in London's Cold War Phantom Jet on 29 and 30 October

Take-off to Cosford's Night Shoot on 26 and 27 November

Cosford to hold Service of Remembrance, 14 Nov

Bouncing Bomb Tests

From December and into early January 1943 testing was carried out using metal spheres dropped from a Wellington Bomber at Chesil in Dorset. However they were being badly damaged when they hit the water rather than bouncing across the surface.

With these problems in mind Vickers produced this plan for a wooden version to be used for testing. The first successful release on Saturday 23 January resulted in the wooden test sphere bouncing 13 times.

Spherical bouncing bomb diagram