Step into the fly zone! This touch-free interactive game uses motion sensor technology to test your flying skills. Control your aircraft by moving your arms and see how many enemy balloons you can bust!
Location: On the left-hand side as you enter the Aircraft Hall.
During World War One (1914-1918), both sides used fixed kite balloons situated just behind the lines to watch enemy positions and troop movements. Special fighter missions were flown to shoot them down, using incendiary bullets and Le Prieur rockets. The unarmed observers in the basket had parachutes to escape when enemy aircraft approached. Heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns, machine guns and fighter aircraft, the danger for the attackers was also increased by the possibility of the highly flammable hydrogen-filled balloons exploding when fired upon at close range.
Discover the true story behind Balloon Busters
Captain Rainsford Balcombe-Brown
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