The utterly failed attempt to build a tracked vehicle that could jump via the use of rockets.
There was apparently a similar version on a Valentine tank, though I haven't found any images of it.
The Great Panjandrum, which was a device intended to summon the devil to kill Germans
Instead it just chased after the nearest person until it ran out of rockets or they were pancaked.
It was actually a device meant to breach the Atlantic wall. Imagine two Catherine Wheels tied together with a ton of explosives between.
It was a complete failure as the rockets all burnt a slightly different rates/power, so it would never travel in a straight line
During what was meant to be a secret wartime test, where several hundred locals turned up somehow it ended up flying towards a crowd of military observers before falling on it's side flailing wildly.
Naa, after the incident with it almost killing the observers it was canned
Sidetracking, the group behind it, The Department of Miscellaneous Weapons Development made tons of useless shit in the war, it's well worth looking up. Some of it actually worked too
Another worthy mention of there's was a project to hide bodies of water from aircraft using soot. It largely failed as the moving water washed away the soot, but on the few occasions it did work from the ground the soot covered water looked like tarmac, causing some fun for those who drove into it.
Not the WW2 pic but still interesting picture of P-47 turbosupercharger.
Might as well post some as well
a polish PZL.24B
pic related is a chaika
B-24 over the capital of Bulgaria Sofia
Polish fighter. One of the PZL gull-wings.
Funny enough - they were considered some of the best fighters in the world when they entered service in the early 30's.
Photo taken during the bombing of Sofia
I visited the air museum in palm springs and they had a really cool weapons display showing all the primaries and secondaries and blades and shit
Just gonna post what I have sorry about the quality
A proper hit from a Kamikaze attack would have at least made a bigger scorch mark, they loaded the Kamikaze planes up with explosives before flying them into ships so there should have been marks from an explosion at least, most likely either simply a shot down plane, or the Kamikaze ricocheted off the surface of the sea and lost its under slung payload prior to impact.
Ship log states:
>Under KAMIKAZE attacks during which two aircraft were destroyed. Sustained slight structural damage above waterline by the wreckage of a Japanese aircraft.
>On 26 July 1945 her Task Force was attacked by two Aichi D3A “Val” dive-bombers acting as “Kamikaze” suicide weapons. One was shot down by escort carrier HMS Ameer and the second by Sussex. However, this latter one bounced on the surface of the sea and impacted the cruiser's hull above the waterline, causing a 2½ metre dent.