OK, I guess it's clue time. This tactic depended on the neutralization of the Luftwaffe, which was achieved using huge amounts of AA artillery to protect the assets involved.
PS: In fact, some of the AA guns in question shot out their rifling in ridiculously short times, in less that two weeks, iirc. IRonically, the German AA batteries sometimes did the same thing in Berlin fighting against the Russians. So, another example of 'what goes around comes around.'
Last edited by Dean; December 22nd, 2005 at 21:08..