DIVING SPIDER PLANE To HURL Big BOMB (Mar, 1935)

DIVING SPIDER PLANE To HURL Big BOMB

AVIATION’S newest wartime l threat is rumored to be a plane, tiny enough so that a fleet of them will fit into a dirigible, which, when released, will guide huge, two-ton bombs to within a few hundred feet of their objective.

Like giant spiders clutching bottle flies, they will zoom into power dives, each carrying tons of destruction.

Fantastic? Not if recent experiments are carried to their logical ends. The use of the power dive as a means of attack is not new.

When attached to a carrier, the bomb becomes an integral part. It is released only when a direct hit is a certainty. After releasing the bomb, the plane can return to the carrier or act as a interceptor fighter.

4 comments
  1. Hirudinea says: December 14, 20111:09 pm

    Blimps and parasite fighters, I love the 30′s!

  2. Kosher Ham says: December 14, 20113:23 pm

    Well the giant bombs did get that big toward the end of WW II; some of the earlier atomic weapons following Little Boy and Fat Man could not even be carried by a B-52 unless the bomb bay doors were modified. The daisy cutter bomb uses a C-130 as a carrier aircraft.

  3. Luna Wolves says: December 14, 20113:49 pm

    Looks a lot like the Space Torpedo bomber in Starblazers.
    http://www.shipschemati…

  4. John Savard says: December 15, 201111:03 am

    A spider-plane. Just the thing for the girl who left her homework behind “in the spider-cave… behind the giant penny”.

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