The British Military Open Encyclopedia - ARRSE-Pedia. Back to British Army Rumour Service Home

Barnes Wallis

From ARRSEpedia
Revision as of 13:07, 23 May 2005 by (talk) (Mr. Picky corrections :))
Jump to: navigation, search

Barnes Wallace was the inventor of the Bouncing Bomb, used sucessfully against the German dams of the Ruhr valley during WW2. Also invented the geodesic structure used in the Wellington Bomber and influenced the variable-geometry wing as used with the European Tornado and US F111.

Also a term used to describe the latest army-issue doss bag, due to its resemblance to a Bouncing Bomb when stored in a compression sack.