National Geographic : 1946 Feb
Wright Field A Flying Fortress Gives Birth to Lethal Twins, a Brace of GlideBombs The parent plane may stay out of danger, launching the bombs some distance away. Like V-1 and V-2, glidebombs were first used inWorld War IIbythe Germans. Americans employed them in August, 1944, against patrol boat pens in France (page 187). Those shown here arepre-set, but other types areguided by radio (page 143). Some have television (page 187) ; others, like the Navy "Bat" used against Jap ships, have radar "eyes"; new types areattracted toheat orlight.