balloon bomb

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a bomb carried by a balloon

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In fact, directions for making and launching toy fire balloons were listed in books of the day, including "The Boy's Treasury of Sports, Pastimes, and Recreations'' and "The American Boys Handy Book: What to Do and How to Do It.
It starts with free-flight balloons first introduced in combat at the Austrian siege of Vienna in 1849 during the Italian War of Independence, and touches on the Japanese hydrogen-filled fire balloons riding the jet stream, designed to set forest fires in the western United States in retaliation for the 1942 Doolittle-led raid on Tokyo.
A LEADING business body has appealed for Jubilee celebrations to shun Chinese lanterns amid fears the fire balloons could spark a blaze.
This is the origami of Fusen Bakudan, giant fire balloons.
Mark Romney of the Merseyside Anomalies Research Association (Mara), said: "Based on the description that witnesses have given - a for mation of independent bright orange lights moving slowly across the sky in a rough South East to North West direction, in good weather, I think it is safe to assume that the mystery objects are fire balloons, also known as Chinese lanterns.
Gruenwald provides the example of Ray Bradbury's "The Fire Balloons," a short story in which Episcopal priests are sent to minister to the inhabitants of Mars.
He is alleged to have used a catapult to fire balloons filled with pink paint at the magician at 3am.
There's truth stranger than nightmares, like the Japanese schoolgirls with their delicate fire balloons, or the witnesses from Limbo who saved us from nuclear fallout.
Classic games of early New England such as "base ball,'' "French and English'' and fire balloons.