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FE_pilot
02-21-2007, 06:57 PM
I am watching the Show "Weird weapons: The Allies" on the History Channel, and they are showing "Project Aphrodite" which was a B-17 with 9 tons of explosives inside controlled by another plane which would guide the plane to target, after the drone pilots had bailed out.

As soon as i saw that i thought of the Mistel Bomber. So i guess both sides were desperate to destroy each other with new and "interesting" weapons.

Pirschjaeger
02-21-2007, 07:08 PM
No pun intended but war inspires a technology boom.

berg417448
02-21-2007, 07:10 PM
That's how Joe Kennedy (JFK's brother ) died. His plane was a USN PB4Y instead of a B-17 but it was the same idea.

http://www.aviationmuseum.net/Joe_Kennedy.htm

jarink
02-21-2007, 09:45 PM
There were a lot weirder weapons that that, IMHO.
My personal favorite being "the Great Panjandrum".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panjandrum