DIVING SPIDER PLANE To HURL Big BOMB (March 1935)
AVIATION’S newest wartime l threat is rumored to be a plane, tiny enough so that a fleet of them will fit into a dirigible, which, when released, will guide huge, two-ton bombs to within a few hundred feet of their objective.
Like giant spiders clutching bottle flies, they will zoom into power dives, each carrying tons of destruction.
Fantastic? Not if recent experiments are carried to their logical ends. The use of the power dive as a means of attack is not new.
When attached to a carrier, the bomb becomes an integral part. It is released only when a direct hit is a certainty. After releasing the bomb, the plane can return to the carrier or act as a interceptor fighter.