Thursday, 19 April 2018
Fussing over the Cooper Bombs.
The third of the small vignettes to populate the La Gorgue Airfield demonstration game at Partizan, Newark, in late May. Three members of ground crew fuss over a number of 25lb Cooper Fragmentation Bombs before attaching them to the racks beneath the Sopwith Camels. By the Spring of 1918, the Camel was increasingly taking on a ground attack role. Mind you, this means nothing as during the game the airfield is smothered in fog and nothing can get off the ground.