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The Highball bouncing bomb was a secret experiment by the Royal Navy in April 1944 to test a variant of the bouncing bomb devised by Barnes Wallis and used by the Royal Air Force in the famous April 1943 'Dambusters' raid. The Royal navy were testing the variant to use against ships and in particular the Tirpitz

A team of Royal Navy clearance divers from the Faslane-based Northern Diving Group (NDG) have assisted in the recovery of historic World War Two bouncing bombs from the bottom of Loch Striven.

On Wednesday, July 19, three of the famous “Highball” bombs broke the surface of the Argyll Loch for the first time in over 70 years. They were among an estimated 200 of the Barnes Wallis designed munitions tested on the loch ahead of the famous Dam Busters raid in 1943.
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http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-an...se-highball-bouncing-bombs-from-scottish-loch

The photos below were taken at a recent event to show off the Highball bombs (I hope you like them)
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Cool pics @Bombardier I found this pic of a highball bomb in the modified bomb bay of de Havilland Mosquito DK290/G

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