Monday, May 26, 2008

Hawagasi "Mangle" Fighter HW 46-c

1940's, by Arthur, Japan, Military, WW2@drawnpatrol

By the late 40's, Hawagasi had tried many unconventional and drastic measures, in order to shore up a firm resistance against
the enemy.
The HW 46 Mangle Fighter dragged behind it a "Flying Mace" (as it was called) this device, was held to the aircraft via a thick chain. The chain itself was spooled into the center of the airframe, beneath the pilot's seat, and could therefore be depolyed at differing lenghts. The purpose of the "Mace" was to decimate allied bomber formations by merely flying through them.

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