The Mistel

Toward the end of World War II, the German Luftwaffe introduced a new weaponry scheme that consisted of two airplanes attached to each other. Called the Mistel, it featured a crewless bomber packed full of explosives and mounted below a manned fighter plane. The fighter would drop or steer the entire bomber onto a target, then return alone. It was largely ineffective. In one instance, Mistel pilots who claimed to have made a successful hit may have actually done what instead? Discuss

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