The AZON bomb is assembled and dropped over target areas by B-24 bombers in Burma during World War II.
Burma Date:1944 Duration:3 min 22 sec Sound:Yes
The use of the AZON (AZimuth ONly) smart bomb by United States during World War II. The Tenth Air Force Base in Burma. A soldier unpacks components of the AZON bomb. He unpacks a flare. Soldiers test the radio receiver. An airman conducts a final check on the tail assembly and inserts the radio receiver and battery. A 1 million candle power flare is fixed to the tail. The assembled bombs are brought to the waiting U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberators of the 9th and 493rd Squadrons of the 7th Heavy Bomber Group. The bombs are loaded onto the aircraft for mission targets in lower Burma. The B-24s in flight. The bombs are released. The flare is ignited by a delay fuse. Explosions on the ground as the bombs hit targets. The bombers in flight drop numerous more AZONs. They target roads, canals, and bridges. Six different bombs are dropped simultaneously.
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