East
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East asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Why couldn’t the UK send an equal number of planes to shoot down German bombers in WWII?

In World War II, Germany sent hundreds of bombers per night, night after night, to attack London and other cities.

Why couldn’t the Royal Air Force simply send a huge number of planes to attack the fleets of bombers?

I don’t understand why British cities seemed to just be defended by anti-aircraft guns and small numbers of planes.

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  • 2 months ago

    They sent ALL they had! 

  • 2 months ago

    Those bombers were accompanied by fighter planes. And the ack-ack guns were reasonably effective in shooting down the bombers at a fraction of the price of an effective plane that could shoot down a bomber.

    And remember that the Allies did much the same thing later in the war, when the Axis powers were getting down in resources....

  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    they didn't HAVE that many !!!!

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