WWI Darts

Newly acquired for the WWI display are 3 darts which were thrown from aircraft to targets below.

The German dart had a twisted shaft to make it spin during it's descent. The tip is very sharp and would pierce a helmet with the velocity of it's drop and enter the skull of the unfortunate soldier.

The two British ones would have been dropped out of a Royal Flying Corps planes.

The first had a small tail at the end of it with an exceedingly sharp tip which would have been capable of piercing a helmet on impact. Again these darts would enter the skull of the unfortunate recipient.

The second one had been modified with a hole in the shaft to accept a small amount of explosives. These were dropped on to Zeppelins and caused  massive explosions when they hit and pierced the hydrogen filled airships.












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