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Crater of a 5 tons Tallboy bomb at Heligoland

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Date Added: Oct 24, 2007
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Category: World War II

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The Tallboy was an Earth quake bomb developed by Barnes Wallis and brought into operation by the British in 1944. It weighed five tons and, carried by the Avro Lancaster bomber, was effective against concrete structures against which earlier, smaller bombs had proved ineffective.

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