U.S. Navy personnel demonstrates set up of central payload in fire balloon used to attack on North America during World War II.
Pacific Theater Date:1945 Duration:4 min 53 sec Sound:Yes
Demonstration of the Japanese Paper Balloon or fire balloon used to attack on North America in the Pacific Theater during World War II. United States Navy personnel demonstrates the set up of the central payload suspended using a T-hook from the bottom center of the balancing ring in a Japanese paper balloon or fire balloon. He demonstrates the release of the pay loads. He explains the diagram showing mechanism and release of the pay loads. Animation depicts: the rise and descend of the balloon in air as the incendiaries and the payloads are dropped one by one from the ring. The balloon in flight over the field and mountains in the Pacific Theater.
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