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This website is dedicated to the work of Sir Barnes Neville Wallis (1887-1979). Wallis was an engineer and inventor, most famous for developing the "bouncing bombs" used by 617 Squadron ("The Dam Busters") to breach the Möhne and Eder dams in Germany in 1943. He also designed the geodetic structure for the Wellington bomber (and other aircraft) and designed the successful R.100 airship. After 1945, he worked on supersonic and hypersonic aircraft, most notably those with variable-geometry wings.

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Bouncing-Bomb Man: The Science of Sir Barnes Wallis is now out of print, but copies can be found in the second-hand market.
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