Reply to post: Re: Just the Allies?

Bombing raids during WWII sent out shockwaves powerful enough to alter the Earth's ionosphere

GrumpyKiwi

Re: Just the Allies?

The US Bombers did carry a smaller load. But on the other hand they were built much tougher than the RAF's bombers and flew much higher (reducing the effectiveness of flak and fighters). There are many photos of B17's coming back to base missing large chunks of wings/tails/body.

As with all such things there are trade-offs.

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