Early Spring, 1943
Bombing a dam deep inside Nazi Germany. If the mission is successful, several important power sources for the Reich will be destroyed and river traffic in the Ruhr Valley will come to a virtual standstill. An added bonus: The propaganda value of a successful mission will allow the Allies and the Underground to spread rumors about epidemics resulting from the flooding, water shortages and loss of firefighting capabilities.
Lancaster B. MK I/III (The Dambuster).
A cylinder 60 inches long; 50 inches in diameter; 3/8-inch thick steel, weighing 2650 pounds and carrying 6600 pounds of Torpex underwater explosive.
You've been selected to fly the mission. Its success or failure and possibly the outcome of the war is in your hands.
--From the Colecovision Dam Buster instruction manual.