Jericho device

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  1. genkideskan

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    A little known device is the so called Jericho device giving a horrible screeming noise to the dropped bomb.
    Two pipe tubes attached to the tail fins. A device for psychological warfare.
     

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    Very interesting genkideskan, many thanks
     
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    I guess it works just like the sirens installed on the Stuka's. Lots of noise
    to scare people...

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    Or you could do it the cheap way like RAAF Catalina crews did in the Pacific, all you have to do is stick a razor blade into the neck of an empty beer bottle, stooge over an enemy base at all hours of the night, throw them out a blister and hey presto, its raining "bombs"!
     
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    Interesting. Thanks for the info.
     
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    often made of a card board tube with tappered wood nose and cylendrical wood base,some made from scrap ww1 butcher bayonet scabbards,these had three triangular cuts made in the edge of the steel scabbard
     
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    Wow, interesting....true?
     
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    I would say so, another picture with it installed on bombs.
     

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    Interesting pic Paul, and probably useful for modellers. Especially those buying the new Revell JU88. Thanks mate.
     
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    Is it possible that they used those on the He111's loads as well?
     
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    Hi GrauGeist,

    I would have to say yes after finding this photo from the book Heinkel 111 by Crowood Aviation series.
     

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