Free InfoSec Training, Compliments of History

by Chris Bachmann
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute threats/vulnerabilities

On May 24, 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, one of the largest and most sophisticated battleships created to date, was attacked by Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers from the aircraft carrier Victorious. Since these planes were outdated relics of WW I, none of the pilots expected to come back alive from what was an apparent suicide mission. However, every single one returned safely. Post analysis showed that the sophisticated deck guns of the Bismarck, with their advanced tracking mechanisms, were never designed to target something moving that slow.