Up until that time ship bombing was done using a variety of techniques. Fast low level 'skip' bombing or using retarded bombs. Shallow glide bombing maybe using unguided rockets. 'Lob' bombing form miles away, where the aircraft starts at low altitude, climbs sharply and releases the bomb into a ballistic trajectory ending in the target ship, the plane turns away as soon as it releases the bomb.
marcelo_malara wrote:Thanks Neil, very good info. There seems to be a period, from the introduction of SAMs in the late 50s till the introduction of proper air launched anti ship missiles in the 70s, that the warship was again able to defend quiet well from the air menace, as the only way an aircraft could get her was closing in to launch iron bombs.
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