MOPping Up: The USA’s 30,000 Pound Bomb

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    “Grand Slam”(click to view full) Order marks move toward USAF user testing. (Aug 9/10) During the Second World War, attacking heavily protected targets like U-boat pens and protected “V-weapon” facilities was a key challenge. Enter a brilliant British engineer named Barnes Wallis, fresh off the dam-busting “Upkeep” bouncing bomb. His next trick was a 12,000 pound weapon [...]

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