Virtual Reality: Visualising The Daring Dambusters Raid
Have you ever wondered how it felt to be part of the iconic Dambusters squadron?
New technology is allowing visitors of the RAF Museum in London to visualise what happened during the dramatic Dambusters Raid.
Members of the public, historians and relatives of those who had taken part in the raid have been given the opportunity to transport to the skies above the Mohne Dam in 1943 aboard the Lancaster bomber thanks to virtual reality (VR).
Olie Kay, Associate Creative Director of All Seeing Eye Ltd, described the experience: "[Guy] Gibson has realised that his attack on the dam has not been successful and he is calling in the next to attack.
"If I stand up from this position, I can look through the astrodome above the wireless operator area and I can see them making their attack now, but they have been hit by flak fire and are trailing fire out the left side of their wing.
"They have dropped their bomb but it has bounced directly over the dam and they have not hit it.
"When people come out of the experience, we do not think they are going to have more knowledge about the dates and the figures and the names of the people who are on the plane, but it is more about what they would have felt.
"We are trying to get to the human story of the people who were on the aircraft and remember them as people, rather than numbers or surnames in a block book somewhere."