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The Nachthexen    
The Russian “Night Witches” bombed the shitout of German lines in WW2. Their planes were designed for crop-dusting and basically made out of plywood and prayers, and would go up in flames if anti-aircraft flares even looked at them funny.  Because their planes were so noisy they’d climb up to a certain height, kill their engines, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, have to climb out onto the wings to re-start their engines in midair, and then get the fuck out of dodge.
Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

The Germans called these stone-cold BAMFs the “Night Witches” because the only noise their stalled planes would make as they approached their bomb drop points sounded like wind whistling past a broomstick-rider. 

The Nachthexen    

The Russian “Night Witches” bombed the shitout of German lines in WW2. Their planes were designed for crop-dusting and basically made out of plywood and prayers, and would go up in flames if anti-aircraft flares even looked at them funny.  Because their planes were so noisy they’d climb up to a certain height, kill their engines, coast down to German positions, drop their bombs, have to climb out onto the wings to re-start their engines in midair, and then get the fuck out of dodge.

Their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.

The Germans called these stone-cold BAMFs the “Night Witches” because the only noise their stalled planes would make as they approached their bomb drop points sounded like wind whistling past a broomstick-rider.