61,022 Pages

Barrage balloon

Barrage balloons above London. (TV: The Empty Child)

Barrage balloons were large balloons tethered to the ground with cables. These cables were designed to damage any planes attempting a low-flying attack. They were used in the United Kingdom during World War II to defend against bombing by the Luftwaffe.

Rose Tyler tried to use the cable of a barrage balloon to reach a small child who was stood on a rooftop. The balloon drifted into the open and Rose narrowly avoided the Luftwaffe aeroplanes flying around her. She was saved from plummeting to her death by Jack Harkness, who used a tractor beam to stop her fall. (TV: The Empty Child)

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.