’Experience’ The Dams Raid

Ian Bott ‘steps aboard’ Guy Gibson’s Lancaster for a visceral experience of the Dambusters night-raid on the Möhne Dam, thanks to an adrenalin-filled new virtual reality attraction at the RAF Museum London.

Flak flashes past the aircraft during the attack on the dam. All Seeing Eye
A visitor sitting at the wireless operator’s station wearing a VR headset and haptic vest. Superimposed on the image is a representation of the operator’s equipment as seen through the headset. Creative XR

Tracer bullets zipped overhead while flak rocked ED932 as the Lancaster inexorably sped towards its Möhne Dam target. Being virtually in Guy Gibson’s aircraft as the raid unfolded and seeing, hearing, touching and feeling what the crew went through was awe inspiring.

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