The last time planes attempted to blow up a dam using a bouncing bomb was in May 1943 – until last year, that is. Dr Hugh Hunt and Miss Hilary Costello were asked by Channel 4 to re-create the dambusters raid. Tracked by a film crew their challenge was to suspend a spinning bomb under a vintage aircraft, and build a 10-metre-high dam especially for the purpose of blowing it up with a bouncing bomb. In this talk, they’ll focus on the engineering challenges required to recreate the WW2 raid.
The talk will take place Thursday November 3rd in Wolfson Hall from 9 to 10:00 p.m.