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 Encyclopedia article: Bouncing bomb
Barnes Wallis (additional info and facts about Barnes Wallis) first began to think of producing a bouncing bomb in 1941.
The bouncing bomb was a kind of bomb designed by Barnes Wallis (additional info and facts about Barnes Wallis) of Vickers-Armstrong at Brooklands (additional info and facts about Brooklands), Surrey (A county in southeastern England on the Thames).
He was aware that in the 19th century the Royal Navy (additional info and facts about Royal Navy) had bounced cannonball (A solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon) s on water to increase their range.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bo/bouncing_bomb.htm   (727 words)

  
 Wallis, Barnes Neville - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Wallis, Barnes Neville
In the Wallis lattice pattern, if one series of members was in tension, the opposite members were in compression, so that the system was stress-balanced in all directions.
Wallis was born in Derbyshire and trained as a marine engineer.
In the G4–31 biplane (1932), Wallis introduced a lattice-work system derived from the wire-netting used to contain the gas bags on the airship R-100.
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 wallis
Barnes Wallis was a pupil of Christ's Hospital School and three places were given at the school each year to children from service backgrounds who deserved a place.
Barnes Wallis was born in Ripley a town in the county of Derbyshire.
In January 1943 Barnes Wallis presented his film to Air Marshall Harris who said he "would think it over" but the following day Wallis was instructed to drop the idea, he promptly resigned.
www.dambusters.org.uk /wallis.htm   (258 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Bunker buster
In World War II the British designer Barnes Wallis of Bouncing bomb fame, designed two bombs that would nowadays be called bunker busters: the five tonne Tallboy and the ten tonne Grand Slam "Earthquake" bombs.
A bunker buster bomb is designed to penetrate hardened targets or targets buried deep underground.
Modern bunker busters may use the traditional fuse, but some also include a microphone and microcontroller.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Bunker-buster   (232 words)

  
 Janus: The Papers of Sir Barnes Neville Wallis
Barnes Neville Wallis was born 26 September 1887 the son of Charles George Wallis and Edith Eyre Ashby.
Wallis, Sir Barnes Neville, 1887-1979, Knight, aeronautical engineer
Sir Barnes Wallis deposited these papers at Churchill Archives Centre in March 1966.
janus.lib.cam.ac.uk /db/node.xsp?id=EAD/GBR/0014/WLIS   (232 words)

  
 The Dambusters
Barnes Wallis was an employee of the Vickers Aircraft Company.
Wallis proved that a 10 ton bomb dropped at 40,000 feet would go 135 feet into a normal surface and would create no crater as all energy would be directed into an earthquake effect with potentially devastating consequences.
Wallis was keen on the idea of getting an explosive charge as near to the wall of the dam as was possible.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /dambusters.htm   (232 words)

  
 BBC - History - Barnes Neville Wallis (1887 - 1979)
Barnes Wallis' predictions were right - the Dambusters raid was successful, although at a cost of around half the participating aircrews.
Barnes Neville Wallis left school at sixteen with no qualifications, and began working in shipyards.
The raid was a blow to Germany, but not irrecoverable, as some of the dams were rebuilt before the war ended.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/historic_figures/wallis_neville_barnes.shtml   (232 words)

  
 RAF Lossiemouth - 617 Sqn The Dambusters
The story of 617 Squadron began with the aircraft designer Barnes Wallis who when hostilities began, was determined to make his personal contribution to the war effort.
Since the dams raid Barnes Wallis had pursued his theory of a deep penetration bomb and by the spring of 1944 was ready to put his new 'Tallboy' to the operational test.
On the night of 16 May 1943, only two months since the formation of the Squadron nineteen specially modified Lancasters, each carrying one of Barnes Wallis' bouncing bombs, took off from Scampton and set course for Germany.
www.raf.mod.uk /raflossiemouth/sqn/pages/617_his.htm   (232 words)

  
 Barnes Wallis
Barnes Wallis died on 30 October 1979 and was buried in St Lawrence Churchyard - just a few yards from KGV fields.
Wallis' greatest victory was perhaps not in getting 9,000 lbs.
Wallis is most most famous for the "bouncing" bomb which was used by specially-formed 617 Squadron of the RAF to destroy the Möhne and Eder dams in Germany's Ruhr district in May 1943.
www.effingham.co.uk /kgv/wallis.htm   (232 words)

  
 barnes wallis
Barnes Wallis was made a fellow of the Royal Society in 1945 and was knighted in 1968, a long overdue honour according to Morpurgo in his book on Barnes Wallis.
Barnes Neville Wallis, Sir an aeronautical engineer and inventor.
Wallis also designed the Tallboy and Grand Slam bombs, respectively 12,000 lb and 20,000 lb penetration weapons to attack the U-Boat pens and V2 rocket sites.
uk.geocities.com /deko476/barnes_wallis.htm   (232 words)

  
 Wallis, Sir Barnes --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia Online Article
"Wallis, Sir Barnes" Britannica Concise Encyclopedia from Encyclopædia Britannica.
Barnes, Albert C. American inventor of the antiseptic Argyrol (a mild silver protein) and noted art collector, whose collection resides in the Barnes Foundation Galleries in Merion, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia.
Sir Isaac Newton law of gravity helped prove that the sun was the center of the universe.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article?eu=407581   (232 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: List of English people
Sir Patrick Moore, (1923-) Writer, T.V. Presenter, Astronomer.
Sir Bobby Charlton (born 1937), 1966 football World Cup winner
Sir Geoff Hurst (born 1941), 1966 football World Cup winner
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 Barnes Wallis
Wallis overcame this by recruiting in another section of the Services and when the men were stripping just before their medical, was careful to do so near the sight-testing card and memorised it.
Barnes and his brother John had a workshop in a part of the house which they used as children, and Barnes also made structures out of paper for Annie to play with.
Wallis took the opportunity to join the Services but unfortunately failed the eye test to allow him to get in.
www.chm.bris.ac.uk /webprojects2001/moorcraft/Barnes%20Wallis.htm   (232 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Barnes Wallis
Sir Barnes Neville Wallis, FRS, commonly known as Barnes Wallis, ( September 26 1887- October 30, 1979) was a British scientist, engineer and inventor.
Wallis also proposed the swing-wing but the idea was dismissed as unusable.
He is portrayed as a British engineer in an alternative history, where the First World War does not end in 1918, and Wallis concentrates his energies on developing a machine for time travel.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Barnes-Wallis   (232 words)

  
 live2
For that purpose Barnes Wallis, the engineer who invented the geodetic construction of the Wellington bomber, developed a rotating bomb that would bounce on the surface of these rivers, breaking the dams at collision.
A special version of the Lancaster bomber was built, one that would be able to carry and deliver it.
Breaking these dams would flood a large part of the Ruhr area which would obstruct the war-production in the many factories over there.
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 Grantham Today: News, Sport, Jobs, Property, Cars, Entertainments & More
Cochrane was walking the jittery Barnes Wallis up and down, trying to comfort him.
And Sir Barnes Wallis, inventor of the bouncing bomb, was there on the night of the raid.
Wallis threw his arms over his head and danced around the room.
www.granthamtoday.co.uk /ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=836&ArticleID=517798   (1195 words)

  
 Real History and the Royal Air Force
Barnes Wallis was unaware of Harris's unflattering remarks about him in his letter to Portal.
Wallis had even found proof of the invention two centuries earlier of a gun able to fire round corners using precisely the same principle; the intrepid eighteenth-century inventor had demonstrated his weapon before an audience at the Royal Society, a body of which Lord Cherwell was now himself a prominent member.
Wallis moved in distraction between his secret country-house drawing office in the former Golf Club house at Burhill, the arsenal at Woolwich where the test tombs were being filled, and the experimental dropping grounds.
www.fpp.co.uk /bookchapters/articles/dambusters/1.html   (1195 words)

  
 BWMT
The Trust is a Registered Charity and the main objectives are to widen public knowledge and understanding of the work of Sir Barnes Wallis and to encourage the education, particularly of the young people, in the fields of engineering and technology, The Trust has the active support of the Sir Barnes Wallis family.
The Trust was formed in 1986 at Howden in East Yorkshire by some local residents who realised that many people living in Howden were not aware that Barnes Wallis lived in Howden while he was in charge of the design and construction of the R-100 airship in the 1920's.
The Trust has a permanent exhibition about the Life and Work of Sir Barnes Wallis at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way Elvington, Nr.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Wallis Sir Barnes Neville
Wallis, Sir Barnes Neville (1887-1979), British aviation engineer, whose most famous designs and inventions include the R100 airship, the Wellington...
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 The Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust
Unlike the final cylindrical operational weapon, this bomb was spherical - the shape preferred by Barnes Wallis - and comprised a steel cylinder faired by wood into a spherical shape.
Its destruction was a complete vindication of Barnes Wallis's theory that a near miss producing a near 'camouflet' could be more effective than a direct hit.
The first drop of a prototype bomb from a modified Lancaster was made on April 16th 1943 off the Kent coast near Reculver.
www.barneswallistrust.org /dambusters.htm   (1195 words)

  
 Big & Bouncy: The Special Weapons of Barnes Wallis
This page is intended as a tribute to the ingenuity, engineering skill and perseverance of Barnes Wallis, and to inform about some of the details of his special weapons and the Vickers Windsor bomber.
Wallis focussed his thinking on destroying targets which could not be dispersed - "highly localised stores of energy in the form of coal, oil and water power", especially dams, and in particular the great dams of the Ruhr area (the Möhne, Sorpe, Eder and several others).
Wallis was however vindicated - Upkeep had been able to destroy the huge dams, and (although five mines were dropped against the Möhne, and three against the Eder) it was the first mine to be dropped in the right place that had broken the dam in each case.
www.computing.dundee.ac.uk /staff/irmurray/bigbounc.asp   (1195 words)

  
 Barnes Wallis - Displays and Sites of Interest
Wallis was born in Ripley, Derbyshire, and is commemorated in the Sir Barnes Wallis Recreational Area in one of the town's parks.
There is a Barnes Wallis collection within the Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, near York; the collection is managed by the Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust.
Wallis did test explosives on this dam, but it was not in the form of a droppable Upkeep bomb.
www.computing.dundee.ac.uk /staff/irmurray/wallissites.asp   (1195 words)

  
 September 26 - Today in Science History
Sir Barnes (Neville) Wallis, a British aeronautical designer and military engineer, famous for his "dambuster" bombs, was born in Ripley, Derbyshire.
Born 26 Sep 1887; died 30 Oct 1979.
He worked for Vickers aircraft, designing the R.100 airship and the Vickers Wellesley and Wellington bombers (both using geodetic construction).
www.todayinsci.com /9/9_26.htm   (1195 words)

  
 : : The 60th Anniversary DAMBUSTERS : :
He and his men were charged with carrying Sir Barnes Wallis' revolutionary 'bouncing bomb' right into the heart of enemy territory on one the first low altitude wartime bombing raids.
The breakthrough would come from a middle-aged engineer, Sir Barnes Wallis.
However, two key elements were lacking - a weapon capable of inflicting the required damage and a method of delivering it.
www.thedambusters.co.uk /overview.shtml   (1195 words)

  
 The Wallis's ~ The Complete Story ~ British Isles Genealogy -
Barnes had come to Molly’s family house in Hampstead and he wrote to her from Switzerland, coaching her in mathematics for her examinations.
Wallis was sent to Epping Forest where he learnt from his Adjutant what value he was held in: You’re an engineer?
It was at this time Molly Bloxam who was 17 came on the scene.
www.bigenealogy.com /wallis/page128.htm   (1195 words)

  
 British Association - Tayside & Fife Branch
They heard Mr Boorer talk for over an hour-and-a-half about Sir Barnes Wallis (his long-term colleague), and describe his famous "dambusting" bomb, and also some of Wallis' lesser-known projects.
The Public Lecture "Sir Barnes Wallis - one of the 20th Century's Greatest Engineers" by Mr.
The talk was illustrated by some rare photographs from the speaker's own collection, video clips of tests of the "bouncing" bombs and some of the swing-wing aircraft, and rounded off with a recording of Wallis himself.
www.britassoc.dundee.ac.uk /Report-10-2003.html   (1195 words)

  
 screenonline: Dam Busters, The (1955)
Richard Todd (Wing Commander Guy Gibson); Michael Redgrave (Dr. Barnes N. Wallis); Derek Farr (Group Captain J.N.H. Whitworth); Ursula Jeans (Mrs Wallis); Basil Sydney (Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris)
Dr Barnes Wallis creates a revolutionary new bouncing bomb to destroy the Ruhr dams and flood Nazi Germany's industrial heartland.
The actual raid occupies surprisingly little screen time, with Barnes Wallace, his invention and his determined pursuit of the idea making up the bulk of the film.
www.screenonline.org.uk /film/id/483144   (1195 words)

  
 The Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust
These are on a Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust cover featuring an illustration of Sir Barnes Wallis, the designer of the "bouncing bomb" weapon used on the raid.
Only 50 of these covers have been produced with this cancellation and each cover is signed by Sir Barnes Wallis' elder son and by Mrs Margaret Dove, daughter of Roy Chadwick - designer of the Lancaster bomber aircraft used on the raid.
The stamps have been cancelled by the Guernsey Post Office with a special Barnes Wallis Memorial Trust Cancellation dated 16th May 2003, the 60th Anniversary of the raid.
www.barneswallistrust.org /sales.htm   (1195 words)

  
 Operational Wimpy
Famed for the strength of its famous geodetic construction, invented by Barnes Wallis, it could withstand enormous battle damage and brought many crews home safely.
Designed originally as a pure bomber by Sir Barnes Wallis it was used as a submarine hunter, torpedo-striker, reconnaissance eye, troop carrier, parachute training aircraft, supply dropping aircraft, VIP transporter (called the Warwick}, communications vehicle, experimental and
I piloted the last Wellington to carry out bombing operations with a 4,000lb bomb (cookie) in the European theatre of war".
www.guernsey.net /~mlihou/operational_wimpy.htm   (1195 words)

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