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Dam Busters - Operation Chastise by rOEN911 Dam Busters - Operation Chastise by rOEN911

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No. 617 Squadron is a Royal Air Force aircraft squadron based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. It currently operates the Tornado GR4 in the ground attack and reconnaissance role. It is commonly known as the "Dambusters", for its actions during Operation Chastise against German dams during the Second World War.

Operation Chastise was an attack on German dams carried out on 16–17 May 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, subsequently publicised as the "Dam Busters",[1] using a specially developed "bouncing bomb" invented and developed by Barnes Wallis. The Möhne and Edersee Dams were breached, causing catastrophic flooding of the Ruhr valley and of villages in the Eder valley, while the Sorpe dam sustained only minor damage. Two hydroelectric powerplants were destroyed and several more were damaged. Factories and mines were also either damaged or destroyed. An estimated 1,600 people drowned. The damage was mitigated by rapid repairs by the Germans, with production returning to normal in September
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Steve2656 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favourite plane of the second world war. What great work
bm37 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014

Votre travail is fantastique, Beaucoup de crayons et de super couleur!

garyeason Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nicely done. On a point of historical detail, the Type 464 (Provisioning) Lancasters used by 617 Squadron did not have those H-shaped AN-148 'Rebecca' receiving antennas either side of the nose, which were a later development. (See for example:….  Cheers.
SRSmith Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Writer
I remember watching the movie about this as a kid - late 50's? Was fascinated by them at the time and ever since. Such a clever idea! They used a similar idea in the movie 'Force 10 from Navarone', not dropping bouncing bombs but in setting off explosives inside the base of a dam and using water pressure to finish the job in order to take out a bridge further down the river.
TheDevaiant Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Very nice picture, atmosphere, and shading!
Nargoron Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favourite bomber! :)
rly nice picture...
mainly the atmosphere of the background
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers i am glad you like it :)
ericcraig Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Very good picture !!!!!!!

 the movie was good!!
ARGHouse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That was an impressive aircraft indeed ;D.
geofrs Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
All of the Aircraft art is superb!
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