By Paul E EdenFeatures
Eight decades after the Dambusters flew their most famous raid, how might the RAF today deliver a precision attack with decisive results against a similarly distant target?
A PAIR OF 617 SQUADRON F-35BS DEPLOY PAVEWAY IV 'SMART BOMBS' AGAINST A TARGET IN OUR HYPOTHETICAL, NEAR-FUTURE, OPERATION ANTONIS KARIDIS
“ The Dams Raid, destruction on a massive scale with no real consideration of collateral damage, is unthinkable for the modern R AF”
On May 16, 1943, 19 Avro Lancaster Type 464 (Provisioning) bombers departed RAF Scampton bound for German dams in the Ruhr valley. After weeks of frantic planning, proving and preparation, Operation Chastise had begun.