Monday, March 18, 2013

Reality of war, some bombings had such devastation, the heat from the blast caused incredible thermals, one flipped a B 29 upside down and dropped it 5000 feet

1 comment:

  1. Having flown sailplanes, I think the "smoke thermal" over Tokyo was a violent UP-draft (much like the kind found above large forest fires). The B-29 flying into this huge rising air mass could easily be tossed over and flipped upside down and still GAIN 5000' in elevation in a matter of seconds. Just like an burning ember rising off a campfire. Wow, it must have been one hellofa ride.