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Upkeep

The Bouncing Bomb


Upkeep: The Bouncing Bomb
Upkeep: The Bouncing Bomb

Upkeep was the codename for Barnes Wallis' revolutionary new weapon to bust the dams of the Ruhr Valley. It became more familiarly known as 'The Bouncing Bomb'.

Specification:

Height 1.42 meters (4 feet 8 inches)
Width 1.42 meters (4 feet 8 inches)
Length 1.52 meters (5 feet)
Weight 4195 Kg ( 4.195 tonnes / 9,250 pounds)
Weight (Explosives) 2993 Kg (2.99 tonnes / 6,600 pounds)





How Upkeep Works

VIDEO: Upkeep test drop

Upkeep test drop

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