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Barnes-Wallace Offshore Skydiving Society

Gott und Himmel!
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Welcome to the Barnes-Wallace Offshore Skydiving Society.

When you get to the top of the manifest, you will be zipped securely into your zorb which, in turn, will be latched to one of the deployment racks of our restored Wellcaster bomber.

The rest, as they say, is hysteria.

MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 07 2009

Mad, Bad and Dangerous? http://books.google...=onepage&q=&f=false
"… if you told them that I designed it, do you think that might help?" [Ian Tindale, Aug 08 2009]

Wing Commander Guy Penrose Gibson VC, DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Gibson
Leader of the Dam Busters raid. [8th of 7, Aug 08 2009]

The Tallboy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tallboy_bomb
[wagster, Aug 10 2009]

Bielefeld Viaduct http://www.bomberhi...%20destruction.html
As suggested by 8th of 7 [normzone, Mar 17 2011]

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       [+] just for mentioning Sir Barnes Wallace. (q.v.)
8th of 7, Aug 07 2009
  

       dam bolers.
FlyingToaster, Aug 07 2009
  

       Was he in any way related to Barnes Neville Wallis, the inventor of the Tallboy and Grand Slam?   

       Or is this more of a Wallace and Gromit pastiche?
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 08 2009
  

       Is that like a Cornish pastiche, except with cheese instead of meat ?
8th of 7, Aug 08 2009
  

       ...and will there be a rubber dam off which to impact and bounce?
xenzag, Aug 08 2009
  

       //Barnes-Wallace //
Something to do with South West London, and a Mel Gibson character?
DiveTart, Aug 08 2009
  

       No, North-West Germany, and Guy Gibson....   

       <link>
8th of 7, Aug 08 2009
  

       I bet he drinks Carling Black Label.
Ian Tindale, Aug 08 2009
  

       Sign me up, old bean [+]
BunsenHoneydew, Aug 10 2009
  

       Anyone who tries this will ruhr the day.
xenzag, Aug 10 2009
  

       Less popular is the onshore version based on the Barnes Wallis "Tallboy" (link).
wagster, Aug 10 2009
  

       Extreme sports and concurrent burial in one slim, supersonic, hardened steel package.   

       The "Grand Slam" (the ten-tonner), also dropped by 617 Squadron, was even more impressive (Check out "Bielefeld Viaduct").
8th of 7, Aug 10 2009
  
      
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