Project Harley "Blitz Bomber"


1edc9300The Arado "Ar 234 Blitz" was the first jet bomber ever to take to the skies. Originally the plane was meant to be used in an intelligence gathering role, reconnaissance. Its first operational flight was on July 20th 1944 (just after D-day), where it could gather information on the allied troops and installations with impunity due to it's high speed. In the winter of 1944 it was adapted for it's bombing role, but the high speed and the necessary shallow dive resulting from it made it hard to fulfil it's expectations in that area.

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david santos said...

Nioce post!
Happy day