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Fire balloon: A fire balloon, or Fu-Go, was a weapon launched by Japan during World War II. A hydrogen balloon with a load varying from a 15 kg antipersonnel bomb to one 12-kilogram incendiary bomb and four 5 kg incendiary devices attached, they were designed as a cheap weapon intended to make use of the jet stream over the Pacific Ocean and drop bombs on American and Canadian cities, forests, and farmland.
- also known as 气球炸弹
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The fire balloon is a much more troublesome customer to deal with, and should the weather be at all boisterous it will be found often im ossible to inflate it ; and even if you succeed in t 'a part of the performance, when the burning sponge is K Fm. 3. FIG, 4. attached, a cross current 'of wind will often tilt it one side, and so bring the sides of the balloon in contact with the burning spirts, and the consequence is (as the Yankees say, "a bust up " or) rather a flare up. To inflate the fire balloon ...
Haydn's Dictionary of Dates (1871)
Relating to All Ages and Nations, for Universal Reference by Joseph Haydn
„ Jjwph and Stephen Montgolfier ascend and iacend safely by means of a fire balloon at Aanonay, for which they received many aonours ..... 5 June, 1783 Fait ascent in a balloon filled with hydrogen, at Paris, by MM. Robert and Charles, 27 Aug.
by Joseph Haydn
Joseph Mon olfier made a silken bag ascend with heated airtftirst fire balloon) . . . Nov. Joseph and Stephen Montgolfier ascend and descend safely by means of a tire balloon at Annonay, for which they received many honours . 5 June, First ...
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