I saw the live archeological dig for this fellas aircraft and they chatted to him throughout the programme. A REAL HERO in the true sense of the word, not some wendy footballer that scores a last minute winner.
Sadly today he'd probably be NM&D for damaging his aircraft and pulled up by the HSE for not carrying out a risk assessment.
But good on him and i hope theres more people out there for the future.
The Russians called that technique 'Tarran', and was an authorised method of bringing down Fascist bombers. The top Tarran ace got, if I recall, three kills using that method. The problem is that once the two aircraft made contact, the result was anything but predictable for the 'attacker'