Science: Loft Bombing

Problem: how to drop an atom bomb from treetop level—and live to file a report. The solution of this esoteric flying problem is a scientific version of the "toss-bombing" that was used in the Korean war, when pilots of fighter-bombers released their bombs with an upward flip of the plane so that the bomb was tossed into caves sheltering enemy troops. Both Air Force and Navy have been working to upgrade toss bombing into a way of dishing out atom bombs safely. Last week a little information about the new technique was made public.

On the Deck. Bombers that stay at high...

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