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Aerial darts

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Does anyone know what aerial darts were? I have heard of darts dropped from aircraft but extracts from 1917 war diary seem to indicate they were fired from enemy trenches. The Germans are described as getting the range to a nicety and firing them along with trench mortars

Dave

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In this respect it refers to German Granatenwerfer mortar rounds rather than Flechettes (small sharp steel darts) dropped from aircraft.

This quite often comes up but this topic below should tell you all:

WW1 German "Pigeons", What? and How used

This is a Granatenwerfer round (Frans dug a load up recently - see the Diggers topic):

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And this is a typical Flechette (British):

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Thanks all,

Info gratefully received

Dave

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