for those not in the know, night witches were russian lady bombers who bombed the shit out of german lines in WW2. Thing is though, they had the oldest, noisiest, crappest planes in the entire world. The engines used to conk out halfway through their missions, so they had to climb out on the wings mid flight to restart the props. the planes were also so noisy that to stop germans from hearing them combing and starting up their anti aircraft guns, they’d climb up to a certain height, coast down to german positions, drop their bombs, restart their engines in midair, and get the fuck out of dodge.
their leader flew over 200 missions and was never captured.
HOLY SHIT THIS IS RAD AS FUCK
omg that is just so cool aaaa
Russians get shit done apparently.
Ennis did a comic about the Night Witches.
Now girls just play first person shooters and feel just as cool hahahahaha. But seriously, that is fucking bad ass.
(Source: sovietico, via womenwhokickass)