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1942 Press Photo Barrage Balloons - RRS10241

$12.33
AdID: 2075714

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRS10241

Height: 8

Width: 10

Source: Rogers

Details

Barrage Balloons A barrage balloon is a large balloon tethered with metal cables, used to defend against low-level aircraft attack by damaging the aircraft on collision with the cables, or at least making the attacker's approach more difficult. Some versions carried small explosive charges that would be pulled up against the aircraft to ensure its destruction. Barrage balloons were regularly employed only against low-flying aircraft, the weight of a longer cable making them impractical for higher altitudes.
Photo date: 1/27/1942
Photo measures 10 x 8 in.

Specifications

Listed By Dealer or Reseller
Date of Creation 1942
SKU RRS10241
Dimensions See Description for Photo Size
Original or Reprint? Original Press Photo