Bat Bomb World War II's Other Secret Weapon

By: Couffer, Jack

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Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light rubbing and wear along with a couple of small edge tears. "Bat bombs were an experimental World War II weapon developed by the United States. The bomb consisted of a bomb-shaped casing with over a thousand compartments, each containing a hibernating Mexican free-tailed bat with a small, timed incendiary bomb attached. Dropped from a bomber at dawn, the casings would deploy a parachute in mid-flight and open to release the bats, which would then disperse and roost in eaves and attics in a 20–40-mile radius (32–64 km). The incendiaries, which were set on timers, would then ignite and start fires in inaccessible places in the largely wood and paper constructions of the Japanese cities that were the weapon's intended target. " (from Wikipedia)

Title: Bat Bomb World War II's Other Secret Weapon

Author Name: Couffer, Jack

Categories: World War II,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas Press: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: A39327

Keywords: World War II Jack Couffer Aeronautics / Astronautics Aviation United States Marine Corps Project X-ray Bats Bombs World war II,