balloon bomb

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a bomb carried by a balloon


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On May 5, 1945, six people were killed by one of the Japanese "Fu-Go" balloon bombs, not near Astoria, but near Bly in south-central Oregon.
A PLOT to build helium balloon bombs filled with anthrax has been uncovered in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Sketches and calculations showed how the balloon bombs could be floated over western cities at a height of more than five miles before dropping their deadly cargo.
A balloon bomb would carry enough ballast for a three-day flight, by which time it should have arrived over America.
Unlike the secret weapon the United States was developing-- the atomic bomb--the balloon bomb was a low-tech solution that depended on no major technological breakthroughs or sophisticated manufacturing infrastructure.
For Tanaka Tetsuko, who had once been so proud to serve her country as a member of the Student Special Attack Force, discovering the truth of the balloon bomb project put a shameful twist on the memories of her unusual schoolyard adventure.
Mitchell and the five children were killed in Oregon, the War Department clamped a lid on the story while it assessed how much of a threat the balloon bombs really were.
The balloon bombs clearly had limited, if any, strategic value.
In addition, the book touches on submarine bombardment of Hawaiian and west coast targets in 1942; balloon bombs launched from Japan in 1944-45; and a number of abortive plans to attack the American east and west coasts, Texas oil fields, and the Panama Canal.
Similar disappointments include their use of large flying boats and balloon bombs.
By March 1939 the IRA's distinctive balloon bombs (filled with acid and surrounded by gelignite) were bursting out all over.
On May 5 three balloon bombs exploded in letter-boxes in the city centre, one in Martineau Street, one under Snow Hill Station and another beside the Museum & Art Gallery.
AN EXTREMIST moslem cleric has called on fanatics to create "another Lockerbie" by launching balloon bombs at major airports like Heathrow.
Could there be other fallen balloon bombs, still armed and dangerous, out there?
Meanwhile, from Oregon and northern California came reports of incendiary balloon bombs sent up by Japanese warships offshore.
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