One of the coolest artifacts in the collection of The National WWII Museum is the proximity fuse. This device that sat on the nose of rockets held sophisticated electronics and radar all packed inside. It was manufactured in a factory that had formerly made Christmas lights. Learn more about this important breakthrough and some of the science behind it. Targeted for grades 6–12 and ages 12 and up.
From Christmas Lights to Bomb Fuses
Learn more about this important breakthrough and some of the science behind it.