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BARNES WALLIS (1887 –1979)

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Barnes Wallis (1887 –1979), is most famous for his design of the bouncing bomb, used on the night of the ‘Dam Buster Raid’, by 617 Squadron of the RAF, in May 1943. However, he invented /developed several innovative designs, including the innovative ‘geodesic’ structural design (triangulation), for the Vickers R100. This was largest gas filled airship in the world, in 1930. He applied his expertise of structures to aircraft, including the Wellington Bomber.

His success with the bouncing bomb led to further bomb designs, including the Tallboy and Grand Slam bombs, which were six and ten tons in weight. These were used to destroy impenetrable V2 Rocket facilities and to sink the German Battleship, the Tirpitz.

A respected hero of innovative design and engineering.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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