Science: Rocket Bombs

World War II's most sensational new weapon since the magnetic mine plunged into the news last week, when German planes dropped rocket bombs on British ships in the Mediterranean.

The rocket bombs, which are said to be as destructive as a large-caliber shell, are slung from the underside of the wings, aimed by pointing planes directly at their targets. Self-propelled, the rockets trail a stream of sparks like the tail of a comet. In London some experts predicted that rocket bombs may soon make dive-bombing obsolete. Reasons: 1) the new weapon's high potential accuracy, which enables planes to bomb with greater success...

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