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pushrod 11-06-2009 02:30 PM

Weird Weapons:razz:
 
Following the lead of 'American History 101', I hereby launch a post that features 'objet's de war' that make you do the German Shepherd head-tilt when you read about it.

First salvo: The Bat Bomb.

Bat bomb - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

schizuki 11-07-2009 02:40 AM

The totally fabulous Gay Bomb.

But since that never got past the "Hey, what if we..." stage, how about the Duckfoot pistol.

pplassm 11-07-2009 05:26 AM


ejis 11-07-2009 06:15 AM

What about pigeon-guided missiles or cats implanted with audio snooping devices and trained to covertly eavesdrop on spies?

seruzawa 11-08-2009 02:44 PM

I've always favored the poisoned cigars that the CIA tried to send to Castro that were designed to make his beard fall out and thus reduce his stature.

silentgrayfellow 11-10-2009 06:18 AM

Anti-tank dogs:
Hungry dogs with explosives
Anti-tank dogs, also known as dog bombs or dog mines, were hungry dogs with explosives harnessed to their backs and trained to seek food under tanks and armoured vehicles. By doing so, a detonator (usually a small wooden lever) would go off, triggering the explosives and damaging or destroying the military vehicle.

The dogs were employed by the Soviet Union during World War II for use against German tanks. The dogs were kept without food for a few days, then trained to find food under a tank. The dogs quickly learned that once released from their pens, food could be found under tracked vehicles. Once trained, the dogs were fitted with an explosive charge and set loose into a field of oncoming German tanks and other tracked vehicles. When the dog went underneath the tank—where there was less armour—the charge would detonate and damage the enemy vehicle.
According to Soviet sources, the anti-tank dogs were successful at disabling a reported three hundred German tanks. They were enough of a problem to the Nazi advance that the Germans were compelled to take measures against them. An armoured vehicle’s top-mounted machine gun proved ineffective due to the relatively small size of the dogs and the fact that they were low to the ground, fast, and hard to spot. Orders were dispatched that commanded every German soldier to shoot any dogs on sight. Eventually the Germans began using tank-mounted flame-throwers to ward off the dogs. They were much more successful at dissuading the attacks, but some dogs would not stop.
In 1942, one use of the anti-tank dogs went seriously awry when a large contingent ran amok, endangering everyone in the battle and forcing the retreat of an entire Soviet division. Soon afterward the anti-tank dogs were withdrawn from service. Training of anti-tank dogs continued until at least June 1996.

pplassm 11-10-2009 08:04 AM

Holy Krap, that's awful!

seruzawa 11-10-2009 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pplassm (Post 227955)
Holy Krap, that's awful!

You think that's bad. Wait until the Tongans move into your neighborhood. Don't let your dog run loose!

Kenneth_Moore 11-10-2009 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by silentgrayfellow (Post 227936)
Anti-tank dogs:
Hungry dogs with explosives
Anti-tank dogs, also known as dog bombs or dog mines, were hungry dogs with explosives harnessed to their backs and trained to seek food under tanks and armoured vehicles. By doing so, a detonator (usually a small wooden lever) would go off, triggering the explosives and damaging or destroying the military vehicle.

The dogs were employed by the Soviet Union during World War II for use against German tanks. The dogs were kept without food for a few days, then trained to find food under a tank. The dogs quickly learned that once released from their pens, food could be found under tracked vehicles. Once trained, the dogs were fitted with an explosive charge and set loose into a field of oncoming German tanks and other tracked vehicles. When the dog went underneath the tank—where there was less armour—the charge would detonate and damage the enemy vehicle.
According to Soviet sources, the anti-tank dogs were successful at disabling a reported three hundred German tanks. They were enough of a problem to the Nazi advance that the Germans were compelled to take measures against them. An armoured vehicle’s top-mounted machine gun proved ineffective due to the relatively small size of the dogs and the fact that they were low to the ground, fast, and hard to spot. Orders were dispatched that commanded every German soldier to shoot any dogs on sight. Eventually the Germans began using tank-mounted flame-throwers to ward off the dogs. They were much more successful at dissuading the attacks, but some dogs would not stop.
In 1942, one use of the anti-tank dogs went seriously awry when a large contingent ran amok, endangering everyone in the battle and forcing the retreat of an entire Soviet division. Soon afterward the anti-tank dogs were withdrawn from service. Training of anti-tank dogs continued until at least June 1996.

Good grief, now I've heard everything.

You've been saving this gem for years, haven't you?

dennisfallen 11-28-2009 07:53 AM

I heard that the dogs blew up as many Soviet tanks as German;that's why their "services" were dispensed with by the Russians.
Mind you they had no trouble with shooting one into space a few years later(even if they had a lot of trouble with providing the unfortunate creature with enough oxygen).







The cats in Russia must be lovin' all this:D


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